Mexican Beef Recipe

2014-08-04
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This mexican beef recipe is an all time favorite. If you use ground sirloin instead of ground beef your meat will stay chunkier. Ground beef will break down into smaller pieces. It just depends on how you like it. You can use either one.

There are no taco seasoning packages used in this recipe. Just good old spices. It’s nice to be able to create a dish from scratch.

Once you have made this mexican beef recipe, you can use it in a number of my other mexican recipes like beef enchiladas, burritos, chili beans, tacos, quesadillas, tostadas and tamale pie.

It also freezes well too. Make a big batch and freeze enough to make tacos or burritos. Makes for a quick dinner that your family is sure to enjoy.

So let’s get started.

Mexican Beef Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground sirloin or ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 or 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3 teaspoons oregano leaves
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt

How To Do It

Directions:

Take a large frying pan, nonstick preferred.

Heat the oil over medium low heat.  Add the onion and saute for 5 minutes.

Add:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground sirloin or ground beef
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt

Cook the beef over medium heat until  done and drain any excess grease from the pan.  Add 3 or 4 cloves of minced garlic depending on your tolerance and desire for its taste. 3 cloves will be subtle in flavor.  Cook an additional 2 – 3 minutes.

Add:

  • 2 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tsp. oregano leaves

Simmer for 10 minutes.

And there you have it. That was pretty easy don’t you think?

Here’s What You Can Make With This Recipe

Beef enchilada recipe
Beef taco recipe
Beef Tostadas
Quesadillas

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