Homemade Fajita Seasoning Recipe

Rachel Gurk | Rachel Cooks

Homemade Fajita Seasoning will let you know exactly what goes into your spice mixture. No more words you can't pronounce!

For quite awhile, I’ve been on a mission to get back to the basics. I always do what I can, when I can.

Meaning, if I can make something from scratch, I do. But if I’m tired and would rather read a book to my kids than make something from scratch, you won’t find me beating myself up about it.

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If I choose 30 minutes outside soaking up some sun while frozen lasagna cooks over slaving away in the kitchen over from-scratch lasagna, I won’t be losing sleep over it.

Homemade Fajita Seasoning Picture

But, here are some simple things I do choose to do:

  • Read ingredients and nutrition labels – this one is pretty much a sure thing, because my kids have allergies.
  • Make spice mixes from scratch, when I can.
  • Work out, when I can.
  • Eat unprocessed foods, when I can.
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As you can see, I’m not perfect. (Probably not all that hard to believe). Sometimes I skip a tortilla with my fajitas and swap it out for a lettuce wrap. But then I’ll probably have wine and popcorn later to make up for those calories I saved with that lettuce wrap.

I try to take care of myself, both in terms of my physical body and health, but also in terms of my mental health and happiness. If making homemade pasta and from-scratch ketchup is going to take away from the time I can spend playing my kids, I will probably choose not to do it.

Because my mental health and happiness (and more importantly, that of my kids) is more important than making something from scratch that really is good enough from the store.

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

However, I’ve found that spice mixes such as this fajita seasoning are a really simple way to be conscious of your health. No anti-caking aids, no ingredients you can’t pronounce, no sky-high sodium.

You throw a few ingredients into a jar and shake. Have your kids shake the jar and then you’re totally killing two birds with one stone – you’re having fun with your kids and you’re making simple and effective health changes. 

Plus, it tastes WAY better than that icky store-bought stuff.  We love this fajita seasoning and we go through our taco seasoning like water – I put the stuff in everything.

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Another great thing about making homemade fajita seasoning is that the taste is in your hands. If you’re watching your sodium intake, feel free to decrease the amount of salt in this spice mixture.

If you’re a wimp when it comes to spicy food (it’s okay, I am too!), decrease or omit the cayenne. If you need to keep an eye on your sugar intake, omit the brown sugar or substitute with another (dry) sweetener.

You are in control of this fajita seasoning – make it your own!

Ready to DIY a little more? Try making your own beef stew seasoning mixchai spice mixpumpkin pie spice, or homemade Bisquick mix

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Homemade Fajita Seasoning Recipe

  10 Servings


  • 4 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl or an airtight container (stirring or shaking to combine).
  2. Store in airtight container.
  3. When ready to use, use 2 teaspoons of seasoning for each pound of meat. (So, for two pounds of meat, use 4 teaspoons of seasoning). Rub seasoning onto meat to adhere. Cook as desired (grill, sauté, broil). 


  • Photos depict a double batch of seasoning.
  • Add a sprinkle of fresh lime juice when preparing your meat for added flavor.


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Author: Rachel Gurk
Recipe Yields: 5 tablespoons
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 7

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 466mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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Rachel freely admits she could eat popcorn every day on her blog Rachel Cooks. Given her love of snacks, we decided she'd be a perfect addition as a Snack Fanatic.

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