Fajitas aren’t exactly new territory for me, but I had a craving and in order to make it new, I decided to make the fajita seasoning from scratch instead of buying one of those little pouches from the grocery store. It was super easy, probably cheaper, and used spices that I already had on hand. I definitely recommend giving it a try!
I used this recipe:
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
Combine all in a tupperware container (this is more than you need for one meal). Per pound of meat, use one tablespoon of mix and 1/4 cup of water and simmer until the sauce thickens. Add more water if it’s too thick for your taste. The next time you use the seasoning mix, make sure you give the container a good shake to make sure the spices are evenly distributed.
I also added some of the mix to my veggies, with no water, instead of salt and pepper to season them. Along with tons of garlic and a little bit of olive oil, as seen above.
Then just layer up your fajitas however you like them! If you’re going low-carb, omit tortillas. Add lettuce, tomato, salsa (from your local Mexican restaurant, not a jar please!), cheese, sour cream and anything else you like. Enjoy!