Life Love Larson: Homemade Fajita/Taco Seasoning


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Homemade Fajita/Taco Seasoning

I'm not sure about you, but we eat Mexican food like it's our business around here. It's easy to make and always delivers in the flavor department. I started making my own seasoning, and I will NEVER go back to store bought packets. There are several recipes online, and I tweaked a few until I came up with a recipe we all agreed on.

I use this for both tacos and fajitas. It's easy to make with spices you probably already have on hand, and it's easy to store in a glass container in your pantry. You can double or even triple this recipe if you want to have a lot on hand!

Homemade Fajita/Taco Seasoning

1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
2 teaspoons Chili Powder
1 teaspoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Paprika
1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 teaspoon Cumin
pinch Red Pepper Flakes

Mix together and use as you would any store bought seasoning packet. I use enough to coat the meat I am using, add a little water, bring to a boil, simmer for a few minutes.
I love anything I can stuff in a corn tortilla and top with avocado and cilantro! Do you make your own? Would love to hear your seasoning recipe!

1 comment :

  1. You are so right, making your own taco seasoning is much better than buying the packets! My recipe is courtesy of my dad: 1 TBSP chili powder, 2 TSP onion powder, 1 TSP cumin, 1 TSP garlic powder, 1 TSP paprika, 1 TSP dried oregano, 1 TSP sugar and 1 TSP kosher salt.

    This recipe can be made spicier depending on what type of chili powder you use. I also make the flavor more complex by using 1/2 TBSP of two different chili powders.