Tasty taco meat

May 4, 2007, midnight | By Iliya Smithka | 16 years, 7 months ago

A zesty filling for any dish

For a quick fiesta, make this simple recipe for taco meat! While the name may be a bit misleading, this festive food can be eaten in any number of ways: either in a taco as specified in the name, in a cheesy queso dip for your nachos, on a sandwich like a sloppy joe or with elbow macaroni, cabbage and cheese for a main dish. Taco meat is a veritably versatile food.

Taco meat in the making -- The intermediate phase of a dish that's as versatile as it is delicious. Note: Don't dive in just yet, this meat is still undercooked.

Makes 6 servings

- Large saucepan

- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 1/2 chopped onions
- 1 tsp chopped garlic
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 chopped and seeded jalapeno pepper (optional)
- 1 cup water

1. Cook beef over medium-high flame until brown
2. Add garlic, chili powder, pepper and water
3. Bring to a boil
4. Let simmer on low heat for 15 minutes

Iliya Smithka. Iliya Smithka will graduate from neither the CAP nor the Magnet Program. However, she somehow managed to get a decent education. While representing no particular program during her stint on Silver Chips Online, Iliya was a spectacular staff writer, although she never really mastered the … More »

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