There are times when you just want a hot and tasty seasoning mix to use whenever you want. For meat, or for cooking in general. This homemade fajita seasoning mix works for more than just spicey foods, it can be use even in place of pepper if you wish. It just tastes so good.
Fajita Seasoning Mix Ingredients
2 tsp. tapioca starch
3 tsp. chilli powder
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. sugar
3 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
A note about the tapioca starch: Many times you just will not find this readily available on your grocery store shelves. This is not a problem if you have one of those nice new personal coffee grinders. If you don’t have one they are really cheap to get. Anyway, to make tapioca starch you would first buy some minute tapioca, the stuff you get to make tapioca pudding. Take and add about a quarter cup and grind it in the coffee grinder on the fine setting about 3 times. That would be about 60 seconds. You will now have a fine powder that you can use in place of regular starch. Some might wonder why you would do this, well there are some that have a problem with corn or gm corn and can’t use regular corn starch. This is a perfect alternative for those that have this problem with regular starch.
On with the recipe, in a bowl add in all of the ingredients and then blend them together with a hand whisk. I find that slowly blending the spices with a hand mix gives a better blending of the ingredients. Once you have them blended, transfer them into a jar for storage. Since all the ingredients are dry, if kept dry, can be stored almost indefinitely.
This is a tasty spice mix that is not too hot and good for just about any dish that calls for pepper. It is also perfect to marinade your chicken or beef in if you are going to be making fajitas.
If you need to make a sauce for quesadillas you would use 2 tsp. of this mix with a 1/4 cup of mayonnaise for a flavorful sauce for your quesadillas or on anything that you want some heat.
Enjoy your new favorite hot spice mix.