A visit to my grandma's house was marked by her delicious tortillas and homemade ground beef. The fragrance of our Mexican heritage is undoubtedly embedded into my memory, but especially the vibrant flavors of her food. The essential ingredient to any good taco is flavorful ground beef, and I've perfected our down home recipe just for you.
The sizzle of the skillet will blend a robust variety of spices that can be used tucked into tacos, layered in lasagnas, or mixed into rice in a hearty casserole. This dish bears the unmistakable stamp of Mexican authenticity. Join me as we delve into a delicious bowl of Mexican ground beef and discover a classic recipe that have stood the test of time. Get ready for this robust and flavorful symphony that is Mexican ground beef.
Mexican Ground Beef: Savor the Flavor
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
1 lb ground beef
1/2 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
3 tbsp tomato paste
2/3 cup water
In a skillet, over medium heat, cook the ground beef. Use a spatula to break up the meat into pieces and let it cook all the way through until no longer pink. Occassionally toss the meat to ensure it's cooked evenly.
Tip: Don't over do the process of breaking up the meat, you don't want smashed ground beef.
When the ground beef is no longer pink, drain the grease and place the skillet back on the stovetop.
Sprinkle in all of the seasonings, 1/2 tbsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp dried oregano, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, and 1/4 tsp onion powder.
Doesn't that smell wonderful? Watch everyone draw nearer to the kitchen with this step.
Scoop in 2 tbsps tomato paste, pour in 2/3 cup water, and mix well to combine.
Cover with a lid and let this simmer for 5 minutes on medium low.
If some liquid remains that can be drained into the sink. Scoop into a bowl and serve!
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