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Easy Make-It-Yourself Fajita Seasoning

My family loves fajita night, but I can't bring myself to spend two dollars on an envelope full of spices I already have available in my kitchen. Not when those two dollars could easily be spent on something more vital, like diapers or laundry detergent or strawberry and cream frappuccinos.

This recipe is simple, cheap and delicious.  The seasoning is slightly spicy and perfectly salty.  Great for a quick weeknight dinner.

 Homemade Fajita Seasoning

Combine: 1 TBSP flour
2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp cumin

To use the seasoning, mix it with about 1/2 cup of water and a splash of lime juice.

In a frying pan, cook some peppers and onions.

Add the seasoning mix combined with the water and lemon juice.  Stir well until it coats the veggies and cook until the liquid thickens to a sauce.  If necessary, add a splash more water.

Stir in cooked meat (We like grilled chicken. We grill and slice it when we are barbecuing something else another night so that it is ready to go for a super easy fajita night!) and serve.


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  1. Man I could have used this a couple hours ago!! At least I know for next time!! Thanks!

  2. Yumm, looks delicious and what a simple and easy recipe! Love it :)

  3. Hey, wow -- I actually have all those things on hand! This is going on our dinner list...

  4. Thanks--I'm going to try this with venison!

  5. Oh! I'm so excited for this. We went MSG free about 2 years ago and fajita seasoning is one thing I just have not nailed! It was one of the few packet seasonings that I miss. Thanks!

  6. Too funny Kelly! Last night I took out the cast iron frying pans and heated them on the BBQ,and made beef and chicken Fajitas...using your seasoning mix recipe! So yummy!


  7. Brilliant! I don't like those sachets because they have additives in them, so this is great. Will definitely be trying it next time :)

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  8. I am hungry now!! Looks so good...I need to whip up some tortillas...maybe tomorrow?

  9. It only occurred to us a couple of years ago that these things could be made *by us*! Love the internet for making information like this so easily accessible! (Gonna pin your recipe!)

  10. I love this post! I have been looking for something like this for awhile. I have added it to next week's menu. BTW, I love your blog. It's become one of my favotites. :-) Thanks!

  11. Yum! Thanks for sharing! I love fajitas, but rarely have the spice packets-- perfect and so much cheaper!

  12. I definitely have to try this! I might swap the lime juice for real lime juice but the dry ingridients sounds like something I can make ahead and have at hand for any other time!

  13. Thanks so much for this. I had the recipe many years ago, but I misplaced it when we moved. I really hated having to buy my seasoning mixes.

  14. We love fajitas here too ( ckn is our fav )!
    Thank you for this

  15. Thanks for the recipe! I linked to it in my Layered Chicken Taco Dip recipe today.

  16. thanks...just got back from the store and realized I forgot the seasoning. This helped out and tastse delicious.


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