Recipe for homemade salt-free fajita seasoning mix
We recently ran out of fajita seasoning and I don't have a trip planned in the near future to my favorite bulk food store. (Perhaps I need to remedy that.)
It was worrisome because fajitas are one of Rob's favorite weekend lunches in the summer.
He likes to grill a rare steak for Friday night's dinner, and incorporate the leftovers into fajitas for Saturday's lunch. Genius ... as long as you have fajita seasoning.
I decided to google a recipe for fajita seasoning, as our recent try at making homemade ranch dressing mix was so successful. I love the idea of actually using up some of those crazy spices in my spice drawers, and being able to find a recipe that didn't include loads of salt.
Here's the recipe I found, for salt-free fajita seasoning, from forthemamas.com, and took out the salt, even though it only included 1/2 a teaspoon. (I was trying to make it healthier, but I'm pretty sure Rob salted his fajitas. Oh well, at least I tried.)
Fajita Seasoning Mix
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon cumin
Mix all ingredients together. Toss fajita ingredients in mix (we used sliced onions, green peppers and mushrooms, as well as slices of steak) before cooking. I just did this on our cutting board.
We cook the vegetables until they crisp tender, then add the meat so it doesn't get so tough. It helps to start with rare-cooked steak. We eat this delicious mixture with warm tortillas. We probably used about half the mix to make our lunch.
Photo is mine - I liked the range of colors. I never realized cumin, cayenne, chili powder and paprika look so different.