Ground beef taco mix

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During college I practically lived off the 29 cent Taco Bell tacos, or home made tacos using the packet mixes. I still get the urge for ground beef tacos a few times a year, but the way I make them now is much tastier, and better for me.

I use this mix for tacos, burritos and in nachos. It can be pretty tasty in a nice Mexican omelette as well.

Preparation Time:
0.5 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 6oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 4 oz cans chopped green chiles, or 6 roasted green chiles chopped.
  • 4 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 2 medium yellow onions, diced
  • 1 can black beans

Spice Mix

  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon corn meal
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon New Mexican chile powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Chimayo chile powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Chipotle powder
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Cooking Instructions
  1. Brown your meat in a large skillet or sauce pan. Crumble it as you go.
  2. While meat is browning, stir together all the ingredients in the spice mix.
  3. Strain the grease off of the meat and return it to the pan. Add the water followed by the spice mix. Stir it in to coat the meat.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients except the black beans. simmer for 15-20 minutes till the tomaotes start falling apart and the onions soften.
  5. Stir in the black beans and cook for about 5 more minutes to make sure they are good and warm.
  6. Serve it up with your choice of tortillas and other fixins.