Tuesday, March 13, 2012

homemade fajita seasoning recipe

I always end up buying the store bought seasoning packets for various recipes. This is in my head this week because I have a soup recipe this week on the menu calling for two different seasonings (I already had the packets from previous shopping trips).

This, however, inspired me to make my own fajita seasoning. Jacob makes killer chicken quesadillas, and uses fajita seasoning to season and flavor the chicken. We didn't have any store bought fajita packets left, but I knew we had the spices and ingredients needed to make our own. So that is exactly what we did. 

Here's the recipe:

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

What You Need:
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon crushed chicken bouillon cube
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon cumin

1. Mix it all together! Store the mixture is a small container and use when fajita seasoning is called for in a recipe.

And guess what? It tastes the same. Works the same way. Perfect and an easy solution, especially since we had all the ingredients on hand already. The great thing is you can alter the amounts according to your tastes. Like things spicy? Add more cayenne pepper to the ratio. Whatever you like, you can make it yours.

Now, onto making other homemade seasonings...

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