Tonight we made grilled steak fajitas. Steak, peppers, onions, maybe a jalapeño, and some seasoning, easy right? Sure. If you have the seasoning; but due to the fact that I had already been to two different grocery stores in 72 hours, I was not about to run out for a 99 cent seasoning packet. Thank goodness for the miracle that is the Internet. After a quick search, I came across the following recipe for homemade fajita seasoning. I was quite happy that it seemed easy to do in a pinch, and even more so that I have everything except the cornstarch in my pantry.
What you need:
-1 tablespoon cornstarch (I didn’t have this, so obviously I didn’t include it; and it tasted perfectly fine to me.)
-2 teaspoons chili powder
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon white sugar (not sure you really needed this)
-1 teaspoon paprika
-1/2 teaspoon cumin
-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
-1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Simply mix all of the above ingredients together, and use to seasoning your fajita veggies and meat.
In addition to this dry seasoning mix, we like to make a special sour cream that we use on everything like tacos/enchiladas/burritos/fajitas. Easy and simple, and will completely enhance the flavor of your meal.
What you need:
-sour cream (I like to mix one small container of light sour cream with one individual cup of plain Greek yogurt.)
- Mix the sour cream and yogurt together (if you are daring enough to do so).
- Finely chop the fresh cilantro and mix into the sour cream.
- Quarter a fresh lime and squeeze the fresh juice into the cream.
- Mix all of the ingredients together well.
Quick and easy, and once again it looks like you spent hours. Pictures don’t do this recipe justice.