Lately I have been on a DIY kitchen kick. It all started when I ran out of taco seasoning one night for tacos. Before the kids could stage a revolt and ask for me to order pizza, I did some quick thinking and threw some spices together. For a first try it was good, but I knew I could do better. When I began investigating what was actually in those convenient store bought packages I realized I needed to do better for my family. Here is what I found on a store brand fajita marinade package.
SPICES (INCLUDING CUMIN, CHILI PEPPER, AND OREGANO), CORN MALTODEXTRIN, ONION, SALT, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, GARLIC, CITRIC ACID, CARAMEL COLOR, LIME JUICE SOLIDS, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, AND NATURAL FLAVORS.
Not horrible but not great. In a pinch it is not the worse case scenario. What I realized through some experimenting of spice combinations is that I could make my own containers of spice mixes and not have to worry about modified ingredients and unnecessary food coloring. Why not do it yourself! With a few experiment mixing I was able to create an amazing Fajita Marinade Mix that was very tasty and I knew every ingredient that was flavoring the chicken.
I know what your thinking…..It cannot be that easy! I assure you it is. So the next time you forget to buy your favorite seasoning packet that the grocery store being a kitchen hero and make your own blend .
DIY Fajita Seasoning Mix
Author: Sarah Seals-Mom on the Run
Recipe type: Main
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- ½ tablespoon powdered stevia (I use NuNaturals Baking Blend)
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients.
- Place the mixture in a glass or plastic container. Seal tightly and store with your other spices in a cool, dry place.
Stay tuned for my version of Sizzling Chicken Fajitas that my family was raving about.
I know I have a total southwest theme going on this week…..Flavors that I truly enjoy.
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