Almost Famous Ground Beef Taco Meat

I had been trying a million ground beef taco recipes in order to replicate the meat from my favorite Mexican restaurant. Finally, I asked for the ingredient list. I played around with amounts, and I think I got it down!

Photo by Erin L.
Adapted from mollisauces.com

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Adapted from mollisauces.com

Ingredients

  • 1

    lb. ground beef

  • 1

    cup water

  • 1

    t. salt

  • 1/2

    t. cumin

  • 1/2

    t. black pepper

  • 1

    t. garlic powder

  • 1 1/2

    t. glutamate (called Accent in the spice aisle)

  • 1

    small and finely diced potato

  • 1/2

    of a diced bell pepper

  • 1/2

    of a diced onion

  • 1

    small diced tomato

Directions

Heat a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and water. break up beef (I used a potato masher). Add spices and mash a little more. Add the potato, bell pepper and onion. Cook, uncovered for 10 minutes. Add tomato and cook another 10 minutes or so.

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