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Sun 21 Dec 2003

Most people who know me know this, but I generally do the cooking on Sunday nights. Most of the time I make taco meat, using my own recipe:

  • 1 lb. hamburger
  • 4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 3/4 tsp. Season-all
  • 1/4 tsp. Pepper
  • pinch of cumin
  • water (as needed)
Add the onion and garlic powder to the meat, then cook it up in a skillet or frying pan until it's cooked. (If you can't tell when hamburger is fully cooked, then I can't help you.) Then add the other ingredients, with enough water so that the seasonings get mixed in with the meat. The season-all is kinda like Lawry's Seasoned Salt, but I'm not sure if it's exactly the same stuff.

Of course, if you use fresh ingredients (fresh onion and garlic), it'll probably taste better. One variant I really liked was cutting up an orange bell pepper and throwing that in. However, at our house we have to be careful with fresh seasonings -- if Jacob sees something other than meat in his taco meat -- a piece of onion, for example -- he'll pick it out. And Benjamin has tired of it entirely; he picks the cheese off the top, thus thrashing his father's miniscule ego.

I have at times used cilantro as well, but it has fallen out of favor in our home. Anyway, if anybody uses this recipe, I'd appreciate a note to let me know what you thought of it, and if you have any suggestions.
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