Fajita Seasoning

Sazonador para Fajitas

Homemade fajita seasoning is easy to make and you can adapt the flavor profile to your exact tastes. Mild fruity guajillo peppers form the base, paprika adds smokiness, cumin adds warmth, and arból peppers add as much heat as you would like.

Homemade Fajita Seasoning in Ceramic Bowl

Use It On

We like to use this seasoning mix to prepare chicken fajitas, beef fajitas, or shrimp fajitas, to add some Mexican flavor.

How to Make

Gather your ingredients. Most are pantry staples.

Ingredients:

Our fajita spice mix doesn’t include salt which is intentional. We have left it up to you to decide how much salt to use based on your tastes and dietary preferences. If you want to add salt, a good starting point would be to add 1 tablespoon to the seasoning mix.

  • 5 guajillo chile peppers
  • 3 arból chile peppers
  • 1 tbsp. coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Mexican oregano
Authentic Fajita Seasoning Ingredients on Cutting Board

Remove the stems and seeds from the chiles.

Seeded guajillo chiles on cutting board.

Add the guajillo and arból chiles to your blender. Do not add any liquid.

Seeded Guajillo Chiles in Blender Jar

Add the coriander seeds.

Blend for about 30 seconds until you have a fine powder.

Blended Chile Peppers

In a small mixing bowl add the remaining ingredients.

Fajita Seasoning Mix in Bowl

Mix well.

Mixed Seasoning in Bowl

Add the ground chile peppers and coriander seed.

Adding chile flakes to seasoning mix.
Chile Powder and Seasoning in Ceramic Bowl

Mix well. Your seasoning is ready to use.

Mixing Fajita Seasoning in Ceramic Bowl

Adjusting the Spice Mix

Mexican spices are very adaptable. You can easily adjust the flavor profile to your liking. Here are a few tips:

  • Add extra arból chile peppers if you prefer a hotter seasoning.
  • Reduce the quantity of arból chile peppers or omit if you prefer a milder seasoning.
  • Reduce the amount of cumin to feature more of the guajillo pepper flavor.
  • Reduce the amount of black pepper to feature more of the guajillo pepper flavor.
  • Increase the quantity of Mexican oregano to give the seasoning a sweeter more herbal profile.

How to Use

Use one tablespoon per pound of meat. Rub both sides of the meat with the seasoning and work it in well. Cover the meat and refrigerate for at least 4 hours so that the flavor permeates the meat. Allowing the meat to season overnight is even better. Cook using your favorite cooking method. Pan-frying or grilling work really well.

Storage

Store in an airtight container for up to one month. The ground chiles lose their flavor if stored much longer than this.

Mexican Fajita Seasoning Mix in Bowl

Let us know in the comments below how you have adapted this recipe to your liking.

Provecho!

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Fajita Seasoning Recipe

Homemade fajita seasoning spice mix perfect for chicken or beef fajitas. Prepared with guajillo chile peppers, arból chile peppers, paprika, cumin, and Mexican oregano.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Beef Fajitas Seasoning, Chicken Fajitas Seasoning, Fajita Seasoning Mix, Mexican Seasoning Mix
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 6 tablespoons
Calories 27kcal
Author Andrés Carnalla

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Tablespoon

Ingredients

  • 5 guajillo chile peppers
  • 3 arból chile peppers
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Mexican oregano

Instructions

  • Remove the stems and seeds from the chiles.
  • Add the guajillo, arból chiles, coriander seed to your blender and blend for about 30 seconds until you have a fine powder.
  • In a small mixing bowl add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Add the ground chile peppers and coriander seed and mix well.

Notes

Note: The recipe doesn’t include salt which is intentional. We have left it up to you to decide how much salt to use based on your tastes and dietary preferences. If you want to add salt, a good starting point would be to add 1 tablespoon to the seasoning mix.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1413IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

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