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