Simple Fajita Seasoning

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You realize that you have nothing planned for dinner, but you have some steak of chicken defrosted and need something to jazz it up. This Simple Fajita Seasoning recipe is the perfect option to get dinner on the table quick! If you have an onion and some bell pepper you will have delicious fajitas in no time.

simple fajita seasoning mix in a white bowl and spilling out of a small wooden spoon on a multi-color background.

This seasoning is not only perfect for fajitas, it is also delicious in tacos, burritos and quesadillas! It is ready in minutes for last minute cravings, or you can double or triple the batch and always have some on hand.

Ingredients need to make this recipe:

  • chili powder
  • sea salt
  • paprika
  • granulated sugar – optional (omit for Whole30 & Paleo – substitute Swerve for Keto)
  • cumin
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground coriander

simple fajita seasoning spread out over a marble surface with an empty wood spoon at the bottom.

How to make Homemade Fajita Seasoning:

Add chili powder, salt, paprika, sugar (if using), cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and coriander to a small jar or bowl. 

chili powder, salt, garlic, onion, cumin, coriander and cinnamon layered in a glass jar with bottles of chili, cinnamon and garlic in the background.

Stir to combine.

a small white marble bowl of seasoning mixture with a small wooden spoon surrounded by spilled seasoning laying in front.

Use immediately or store in a sealed container for up to 3 months.

four wooden skewers with grilled steak cubes, onion slices and bell pepper squares laying on a bed of cilantro lime rice.

Recipe Notes & Tips

  • You can taste the cayenne with a 1/4 teaspoon, but it is not overpowering. Use less or omit to cut the spiciness.
  • Use smoked paprika for a smokier flavor, sweet paprika for a sweeter seasoning.
  • This recipe make approximately 3 Tablespoons of seasoning, which should be enough to coat 2 pounds of steaks or chicken.
  • The recipe can be doubled or tripled by adjusting the serving size in the recipe card.

Recipes that use this Simple Fajita Seasoning:

Enjoy!!

simple fajita seasoning mix in a white bowl and spilling out of a small wooden spoon on a multi-color background.

Simple Fajita Seasoning

This Simple Fajita Seasoning recipe is quick and easy to throw together, and holds up well in the pantry so it is ready when you are!
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: steak fajita seasoning recipe, homemade fajita seasoning
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 6kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander

Instructions

  • Add chili powder, salt, paprika, sugar (if using), cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and coriander to a small jar or bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Use immediately or store in a sealed container for up to 3 months.

Notes

  • You can taste the cayenne with a 1/4 teaspoon. Use less or omit to cut the spiciness.
  • Use smoked paprika for a smokier flavor, sweet paprika for a sweeter seasoning.
  • This recipe make approximately 3 Tablespoons of seasoning, which should be enough to coat 2 pounds of steaks or chicken.
  • The recipe can be doubled or tripled by adjusting the serving size in the recipe card.

Nutrition

Calories: 6kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

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