Taco Meat ala Chef Suzie

This is a recipe I learned from the Chef that taught our culinary classes in Arkansas.  Chef Suzie is great!  She’s been just about everywhere and done just about everything.  You can’t help but be instantly smitten when you meet her!

Here is Suzie’s Recipe for taco meat.  She serves them in her bar at Nibbles Cafe in Fayetteville, AR.  If you’re ever in the neighborhood, you should stop by.  The food can’t be beat!

Beef Taco Meat ala Chef Suzie
3 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp minced onion
1/2 tsp cayenne (less if sensitive to spicy things, more if you dare)
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1 Tbsp Beef Base (I use ‘better than bouillon”)
2 cups water
2-3 corn tortillas, shredded
2 lbs lean ground beef

1.  Brown ground beef in a large dutch oven.  Drain well.  Measure out seasonings (except beef base) and stir well to combine.

2.  Return beef to pot with seasonings, beef base and water.

3.  Stir in shredded corn tortillas and bring to a boil over medium high heat.  Reduce heat to low and simmer until tortillas dissolve and mixture thickens, about 30 minutes.

4.  Serve in your favorite taco shell with your favorite taco toppings!


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