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Homemade Fajita Seasoning

This recipe for Homemade Fajita Seasoning uses pantry staple ingredients to make the most flavorful fajitas ever!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Basics, Seasoning
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: homemade seasoning
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 62kcal


  • 2 Tbsp chili powder see note 5
  • 4 tsp garlic powder equal to 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika see note 4
  • 2 tsp paprika regular sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp medium or coarse ground black pepper if using finely ground, use 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp kosher salt if using table salt, reduce slightly
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste


  • Add all ingredients to a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.


  1. Recipe makes approximately 8 Tbsp, which is equal to approximately 1/2 cup. 
  2. A typical amount used for 1 - 1.5 lbs of protein is 2 1/2 Tbsp, so this recipe would make 3 servings, with a little leftover.
  3. Recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, or even halved for a smaller batch.
  4. If you don't have smoked paprika, and don't want to pick up a jar, you can just omit it, or use additional regular paprika.
  5. As a note to my readers outside of the United States, American chili powder is a blend of many spices, including cayenne pepper, but it isn't all that spicy. Non-American chili powder can be straight up ground chile peppers and are MUCH spicier. For this recipe, make sure you're using American chili powder, otherwise it will be insanely spicy.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 872mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3063IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 3mg