Sunday, May 6, 2007

Simple Taco Meat

[adapted from The Hillbilly Housewife's recipe here]

1 lb ground beef
2 tbsp flour
1/4 - 1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 - 3/4 cup water
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/8 - 1/4 tsp baking cocoa
1/4 - 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 - 1/4 tsp sugar
1/8 - 1/4 tsp ground allspice

Brown a pound of ground beef and use a fork to smash it into small bits. When it is brown drain off the fat. Add flour and stir until the meat is sort of dusty looking. Add chopped onion, garlic, and water. Sprinkle in chili powder, salt, pepper, baking cocoa, cinnamon, sugar, and allspice. Stir through and simmer until thickened.

***please note that ranging quantities for ingredients are estimates. Those should be added according to your tastes.