Fajita seasoning is an easy way to add some real Mexican flavour to your dishes. It only takes a few minutes to combine seven earthy spices. Avoid the needless additives and fillers found in store-bought versions by making this at home.
Once your spice has been combined, prepare a fresh batch of chicken or beef fajitas. Simple and delicious!
I have always been interested in the ingredients used in packaged food items. But I didn't discover so many unnecessary fillers until I started reading labels. Indeed, even with something as basic as spices. Store-bought spices typically contain different starches, food colorings, preservatives, and chemicals that you might not even be aware of.
Fortunately, it's really simple to make your own spices, such as this fajita seasoning or cajun seasoning. Simply collect a few spices, combine them, and either use the mixture right away or preserve it for months.
WHAT’S IN FAJITA SEASONING?
The typical spices used in Mexican cooking are combined to create the fajita seasoning, which includes:
- ½ Tablespoon Pepper Powder
- ½ Tablespoon Crushed cumin
- ½ Tablespoon Powdered garlic
- ½ Tablespoon Paprika
- ½ Tablespoon Oregano
- ½ Tablespoon Salt
- ¼ Tablespoon Pepper
HOW TO MAKE AND STORE FAJITA SEASONING
Simply mix all the spices together in a small bowl. The seasoning for fajitas is at hand. The recipe below yields around 2 tablespoons, which is easily plenty for 3–4 chicken breasts.
However, you may also multiply this recipe by two, three, or four, and then store the extra in my favourite glass spice jars. Use a fine water-based paint pen to add the label when you have finished filling the jar, then keep it with your other spices. If your spices were fresh, to begin with, the seasoning will remain fresh for up to a year.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FAJITA AND TACO SEASONING
Taco and fajita spices share several components, however, they differ in terms of the amount of acid and spice. Fresh veggies and charred beef are the stars of fajita dishes. As a result, the seasoning must be powerful without being excessively fiery and should focus more on lime juice's bright and acidic flavours.
Store-bought fajita spices generally include citric acid in the mixture to quickly impart that "tanginess." In contrast, a fresh squeeze of lime over the fajita in this homemade version will do the work and prevent the need for any additives.
Taco seasoning, on the other hand, lacks any acidity. Meat used to make tacos is normally slow-cooked, which doesn't require acidity. Taco seasoning, therefore, has stronger flavours. To give it that additional bite, more chili powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and chili flakes are used.
However, these two seasonings can use separately and are different from each other. It depends on you and your personal taste and which you seasoning you like most.
DO YOU NEED SUGAR IN FAJITA SEASONING?
Simply put, no. To counteract the acidity, sugar is sometimes added to some fajita spices. But when everything is freshly prepared from scratch, I sincerely doubt that sugar is essential.
What Is Fajita Seasoning?
Fajita seasoning is a Mexican flair and you can use this amazing recipe by collecting the ingredients from your home.
Which are the Ingredients Of Fajita Seasoning?
If you want to make seasoning for 1X you need to add ½ tablespoon ground cumin, red chilli, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and ¼ Tbs pepper.
Making fajita seasoning is simply easy and with few ingredients, you can make a tasty seasoning. All the ingredients are available in your kitchen, and there is no need to visit a store to collect any ingredients. The method of making the seasoning is easy. It will not take too much time. You can read the seasoning by mixing all the seven spices and your fajita seasoning is ready. After making this yummiest seasoning you can use this with fajita steak or any other favourite food item.
FAJITA SEASONING (BETTER THAN STORE-BOUGHT)
- ½ tablespoon chili powder
- ½ tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Mix all the spices together in a bowl. Use immediately or store in an airtight container.
- You can easily double, triple or quadruple this recipe to make a larger batch. Then, in the future just use two tablespoons of your fajita seasoning mix for 3 chicken breasts.