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Old 12-02-2010, 08:13 AM   #1
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Spiced Ground Beef, Tex-Mex style

I always feel guilty making new threads, cause I know it's been done before but I swear I used the search function!

Anyway... who doesn't occasionally like junk food tacos, burritos and enchiladas? Crazy people... that's who.

I'm looking for suggestions. So far I'm thinking the main flavorings are chile, cumin and oregano (I would assume Mexican). Anybody want to help me out?


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Old 12-02-2010, 10:04 AM   #2
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Add garlic and onion powders and don't forget salt and pepper. cayenne if you like heat or red pepper flakes.
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Duly noted. I should probably throw in minced garlic and some chopped onion.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:31 AM   #4
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Brown your meat about halfway done, then drain. Add spices to taste:
chili powdered, garlic, onion, more garlic ;), cumin, salt, pepper, seasoning salt,
bit of coriander, and some flour. (A big handful of well crushed corn chips is
an interesting alternative to the flour.)
Mix into the meat well, let brown for a while.
Add liquid of choice... beer, stock, water, tomato sauce... let simmer for a while.
Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking.
(Personally, I add Worchestershire and hot sauce to the mix when I add the
seasonings.)
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Old 12-02-2010, 01:07 PM   #5
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Don't forget the cayenne.
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*promises I will not forget the cayenne
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I use ground corriander seed(in the mortar) and I grind up a bit of dried chipotle pepper in my electric grinder. I like to cook these spices first with the garlic and onions in a bit of oil to get the kitchen all nice and smelly. Then I add the beef and salt. I don't normally add cayenne because I love to sprinkle everything liberally with chopped, fresh, seeded Jalapeno before I eat it. Occasionally I'll fire in a piece of raw bacon and cook that in with it and remove it before serving. It gives it additional flavor. Yay Bacon!!!!
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I always feel guilty making new threads, cause I know it's been done before but I swear I used the search function!

Anyway... who doesn't occasionally like junk food tacos, burritos and enchiladas? Crazy people... that's who.

I'm looking for suggestions. So far I'm thinking the main flavorings are chile, cumin and oregano (I would assume Mexican). Anybody want to help me out?

Just curious, why do you refer to tacos, burritos and enchiladas as Junk Food?
Especially with the signature line you have. "If you don't like chicken fried steak, then I don't like you."
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Just curious, why do you refer to tacos, burritos and enchiladas as Junk Food?
'cus he sprinkles gummy bears on them.
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Taco seasoning ( you know those small pacages ) seems to work perfect for me. It has everything in it already and it is easy to fallow the direction of the recipe.
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