Drew Barrymore's live Taco Tuesday & donates $1 million to fight hunger

Drew Barrymore is teaming up with McCormick on a $1 million No Kid Hungry initiative to help families dealing with food insecurity during the pandemic. The 45-year-old also hosted a virtual taco night on Tuesday night on Instagram Live.

Barrymore explained her obsession with tacos: “I have grown up since 1975 in a place where the culture is steeped in Mexican food and tacos is just something I’ve never not eaten. I love tacos because honestly they’re like the best palette in the world. They can be really anything you want, it’s a culinary dream that you conjure up and they can be different every single time.”

So fans could cook and eat along, she shared her recipe for shrimp tacos ahead of time. She offered three options for topping them too: classic, spicy and loaded. 

Drew Barrymore’s Shrimp Tacos 3 Ways

1 Tbsp. oil

1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed

1 pkg. taco seasoning mix (such as McCormick)

¾ cup water

12 corn tortillas

1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.

2. Add shrimp and cook on each side for 1 ½ minutes. Stir in seasoning mix and water.

3. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3-5 minutes stirring occasionally or until shrimp are fully cooked. Spoon into warm taco shells. Serve with desired toppings below.


1 cup shredded lettuce

¾ cup pico de gallo

¾ cup diced avocado

1 lime, cut into 6 wedges


¾ cup salsa verde

½ cup pickled onions

¼ cup sliced jalapenos

1 lime, cut into 6 wedges


1 cup shredded lettuce

¾ cup shredded cheddar

¾ cup salsa

¾ cup guacamole

¾ cup sour cream

¼ cup diced red onion

2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro

1 lime, cut into 6 wedges

Hot sauce, to taste

Serves: 6


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