Fantastic Fajita Seasoning

By far the single most important part of a wonderful fajita recipe is the seasoning. For a truly exceptional fajita dish, you need a fantastic fajita seasoning. Store-bought seasoning will do in a pinch, but if you want to recreate that vibrant flavor of your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant fajitas, trade the pre-made packets for your own original seasoning.

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 For a truly fantastic fajita seasoning, combine all the classic Tex-Mex flavors, like garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Whisk the vibrant flavor together to achieve a well-balanced seasoning that will delight your dinner guests.

You can adjust to balance the flavors to your own particular tastes, but as a general guide, add 2 teaspoons chili powder, such as ancho chili powder; 1 teaspoon salt; 1 teaspoon paprika; ½  teaspoon onion powder; ½ teaspoon garlic powder; ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper; ½ teaspoon ground cumin; and 1 teaspoon sugar. Whisk it all together and sprinkle on top of chicken, steak, shrimp, or vegetables before cooking.

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Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.