Homemade fajitas seasoning recipe

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Fajitas is probably the most popular Mexican dish. Chicken, beef or shrimp is first marinated in the fajitas seasoning, stir fried on a skillet and served on warm flour tortillas together with sauteed bell peppers, onions and typical Mexican condiments such as guacamole, and salsa. You can buy ready made fajitas seasoning but for best results you can make your own at home. It is a lot cheaper and above all, it tastes much better. You can also increase or decrease the quantity of some of the ingredients used to adjust the taste to your liking. This recipe for homemade fajitas seasoning is one of the best we have tried.
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4 tsp dried oregano, crushed
3 Tbsp ground cumin
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp ground red pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp salt


Add all the ingredients in a small bowl and combine well. Empty the seasoning in an airtight container and keep in a cool, dark place until needed.

This recipe will yield about 1/2 a cup of fajitas seasoning.
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The problem with all of the homemade fajita seasonings that I see online is that none seem to mention lime juice. This is an absolutely necessary element of this dish.
Posted by Bill on May 09, 2011, 06:12
Lime juice? Not mixed into the dry seasoning, I hope. Of course, lime juice is great squeezed onto a Mexican dish, but there's no need to make your batch of seasoning mix all soggy before it's used.
Posted by LDV on Jun 16, 2011, 02:49
Hi, this seems to make a lot of seasoning - how much do you use per pound of meat?

*** Admin note
Nicole, you can use about 2 tablespoons of the seasoning for a pound of meat; there is no rule, just make sure you use enough seasoning  to completely cover the meat; if you like your food well seasoned, just use more of the seasoning.
Posted by nicole on Aug 02, 2011, 05:04
Actually, You can put lime juice on the chicken before marinating the chicken covered with seasoning
Posted by kag on Aug 03, 2011, 09:41
You can buy granulated lime peel that will mix perfectly well with this seasoning mix.
Posted by Larry Lewis on Apr 28, 2012, 08:31
Tasty, but a bit too much pepper
Posted by Foodie on Sep 23, 2012, 04:42

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