My kids most requested meal is Fajitas or wraps as my youngest has always called them and although when we first started to make them we brought a packet spice mix it was never as good as the Fajitas from my travels or those in our favourite Mexican restaurant. So with some experimenting my husband, kids and I settled on this homemade Fajita spice mix which we use for our easy sheet pan Fajitas but also to flavour meat for the BBQ in the summer or mix with a little oil and use as an alternative to the Cuban inspired flavours in our Tray-bake chicken.

Delicious and easy to make spice mix for fajitas, tacos and BBQ seasoning or any time you want a Mexican-Inspired meal to share.

Storing Spice Mixes at Home

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When you buy from the store a spice mix usually has a fairly long life span but comes in a small container this mix in our house has a small life span but it does make up a good size pot of flavouring.

Delicious and easy to make spice mix for fajitas, tacos and BBQ seasoning or any time you want a Mexican-Inspired meal to share.

What I found worked best for me was Kilner Shaker Jars – unlike a normal space jar they are bigger around 250ml or 8 1/2 fl oz and will hold a good spice mix plus let you get the tablespoon/teaspoon into the pot for cooking or you can shake the spices out as well.

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Buying Spices

As we frequently make spice mixes (I’ll share some other favourites like my Cuban, Italian and then the Christmas Spice mix with you later in the year next time I make them up) I tend to get spices in bulk. We used to live near a great ethnic supermarket that sold them in bulk but not anymore instead I order online. Etsy sells a wide variety of herbs and spices and because they are small shop owners I love buying them from there.

Delicious and easy to make spice mix for fajitas, tacos and BBQ seasoning or any time you want a Mexican-Inspired meal to share.

Delicious and easy to make spice mix for fajitas, tacos and BBQ seasoning or any time you want a Mexican-Inspired meal to share.

Homemade Fajita Spice Mix

Delicious and easy to make spice mix for fajitas, tacos and BBQ seasoning or any time you want a Mexican-Inspired meal to share.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 250 ml
Author: Cerys Parker

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Paprika
  • 3 tbsp Coarse Salt
  • 2 tbsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Chilli Powder We use mild but choose your heat!
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Ginger

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients into the jar
    Delicious and easy to make spice mix for fajitas, tacos and BBQ seasoning or any time you want a Mexican-Inspired meal to share.
  • Close the lid
    Delicious and easy to make spice mix for fajitas, tacos and BBQ seasoning or any time you want a Mexican-Inspired meal to share.
  • SHAKE
  • Use as you would normal Fajita spice mix or BBQ rub in your recipes
    Delicious and easy to make spice mix for fajitas, tacos and BBQ seasoning or any time you want a Mexican-Inspired meal to share.
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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

4 Comments

  1. What a smart, smart, smart idea! Fajitas are one of our favorite dinners and now (with a big jar of seasoning ready), it will be even easier to get them on the table.

  2. Homemade spice mixes the the best! There is no comparison in flavor, and those store bought versions end up being so overloaded with salt I just can’t handle them. Love everything in this mix, and I have it all in the spice drawer which is even better 🙂

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