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Recipe 002 – Taco Meat

So it’s Tuesday. You know what that means. Tacos!

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Taco meat is very easy to make, surprisingly cheap, and can feed lots of people. it also freezes and refrigerates well. Plus it’s very tasty!

You will need:

3 pounds of ground beef (80/20 for preference)

2 cups of water

1 tablespoon of cumin

1 tablespoon of paprika

1 tablespoon of chopped, dried onions

1 tablespoon of chili powder

1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon of garlic

1 skillet

To start with, open up your meat. When I’m shopping for it, especially for something like tacos or burritos, I tend to buy the chubs. They’re good enough, and get the job done. So cut it open, and drop it into your pan!

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Perfect. Now heat it over a medium-high heat. Do this until it is browned.

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Browning is just what it sounds like. Cook it, stirring frequently, and breaking up large chunks, until it is brown in color. Having done that, you add in your water and your spices, and then turn the whole thing up to high!

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You may notice that it seems like I’m not using many spices there. Well, that’s because those are merely starting points for spices. Once you’ve added those, try a taste of the meat. If it’s good enough, don’t add any more, but if you want more, add it! Remember: you can always add more, but you can’t take it away once it’s in there.

Cover it with your lid and heat it to a boil. Let it boil that way for about five minutes. Then pull the lid off and drop the heat to low. Let it simmer down now. Every fifteen minutes, stir it. Let this keep going until most of the water has cooked off, or until you lose patience.

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And there you go! Now serve it in taco shells or on tortillas. You can add cheese, salsa, olives, sour cream, whatever. I just go for cheese, olives, and beans.

But no matter how you top it, do try it! It’s very easy and very good, and a great treat!

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