With Cinco de Mayo coming up this weekend it’s the perfect time to share this super easy taco seasoning.  It’s always something I have made and ready to go in my kitchen.  It’s easy enough to have kids… or husbands… put it together to feel like they are a part of the cooking process.  I like to have it on hand because it makes weeknight cooking really easy.  I use it with ground beef or ground turkey and found it is perfect with shrimp as well.  Then use the meat/shrimp in a tortilla with toppings for a taco night, with some cheese in a quesadilla, or over a salad for a taco salad.

Easy Taco Seasoning


1 tablespoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (you can add more or less of this depending on how much heat you like)

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

*Combine all ingredients in a container with fitted lid

*Stir together or place on the lid and shake well to combine

Ground Beef or Turkey

*Brown ground beef or turkey in a skillet until cooked through

*Sprinkle on seasoning to taste (use as much or as little as you like)

*Add a splash of filtered water to the skillet to loosen up the spices and help spread them evenly

*Adjust seasoning….. adding more if you needed


*Clean shrimp and sprinkle seasoning on one side

*Place in slightly oiled and heated skillet seasoned side down

*Season the other side before turning over to cook

*Either place on a salad or in a tortilla with toppings for a shrimp taco