Wednesday, September 17, 2014

All Purpose Taco Meat

Taco meat is a great recipe to have under your belt.  It can be used for so many different things.  Tacos, obviously, but it can also be used for burritos, taco salads, casseroles, sloppy Joe's, tostadas, chili, you name it!  It's easy and versatile.  Here's how to make it:

You'll need:

1 1/3 lb. ground Sirloin or ground beef
1 Onion, small dice
1 green Bell pepper, small dice
3 cloves of Garlic, minced
1 tsp Salt
3/4 - 1 cup Chicken or Beef stock, or broth
Extra virgin olive oil, as needed

Start out by heating a large skillet over medium high heat.  Coat the bottom with extra virgin olive oil.  When the oil is hot, add the onion and bell pepper, season with salt, and cook until the onion begins to turn translucent.

Next, add the ground sirloin.  Season with 1 tsp of salt.  Break up the meat with a spoon and begin to brown.

Once it's nice and brown, add the garlic.  Stir and cook for 1 minute.

Add the taco seasoning.  It will seem like a lot, but trust me, it's the right amount!

Stir and let the seasoning cook a bit.  The heat will wake it up some.  After a few minutes, add the stock.  You don't want the meat to be completely submerged, but you want enough stock to get a simmer going.

Let the meat simmer for about 10 minutes on low heat until some of the stock begins to reduce.  This will leave you with very moist and flavorful taco meat!

Taste, and adjust the seasoning if needed.  It may need some salt.  All done!  Check out my recipe using this meat for a really flavorful and refreshing Taco Salad!

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