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Fajita Seasoning

You’ll never buy the expensive packets of seasonings for homemade fajitas at the supermarket again, once you’ve made our homemade Fajita Seasoning recipe!

With jarred spices and a few other ingredients that you most likely have on hand, you can easily make this DIY fajita seasoning mix. Then, when Mexican food is on the menu, you’ll have it on hand for all of your favorite recipes.


How do you make Fajita Seasoning?

Just mix together:

  • Sugar*
  • Garlic Powder
  • Paprika
  • Salt*
  • Cumin
  • Onion Powder
  • Coriander
  • Chili Powder
  • Cayenne
  • Corn Starch*

*If you prefer, you can leave these ingredients out – but our homemade Fajita Seasoning mix is intended to be an all-in-one blend, so no additional seasonings are needed in your recipe. Corn starch is added to help the seasoning adhere to the meat, and the sugar promotes caramelization as the seasoned meat cooks.

Fajita Seasoning Ingredients

And this brings up another great reason to make your own fajita seasoning – you can control what goes into it! Not a fan of certain spices? Feel free to adjust the quantities. And, there are no preservatives in our  recipe either.

How long will my Fajita Seasoning last?

In general, dried spices such as the ones used in today’s recipe won’t spoil. But overtime, they will lose some of their potency.

Assuming you made this Fajita Seasoning recipe with fresh ingredients, this spice mix can last at least a year if stored in a dry, air-tight container.

Our recipe makes about seven tablespoons of Fajita Seasoning – so it’s the equivalent of about three or four store-bought seasoning packets – but at a fraction of the cost.


Homemade Fajita Seasoning

Are taco and fajita seasoning the same thing?

Taco and fajita seasonings are made with very similar spices, but the proportions are different. Taco seasonings tend to be spicier (with more chili pepper and cayenne). Fajita seasonings are a more balanced blend of seasonings that complement citrus and other acidic flavors often found in fajita recipes.

What meat is best for Fajita Seasoning?

Beef fajitas are traditional, but this recipe can be used with chicken, pork, or seafood. It’s even delicious added to rice or sprinkled over cooked vegetables.

Be sure to check back on Friday – we’ve got a delicious Chicken Street Tacos recipe coming that is made with chicken cooked with this simple Fajita Seasoning recipe.

You may enjoy these other Mexican dishes:

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Fajita Seasoning

Fajita Seasoning

  • Author: A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 7 tablespooons
  • Category: condiment
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican


1 teaspoon granulated sugar

2 teaspoons kosher salt

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon ground coriander

2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 tablespoon corn starch


Mix all ingredients together.

Seal in an air-tight jar or zipper-seal bag until ready to use.

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Fajita Seasoning

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  • Amber wrote:

    I love it!

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      Thanks Amber!

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