June 14, 2012

Cook's Illustrated Taco Meat

So it turns out, up until I got pregnant, which many of you know I just had my baby, me and hamburger have been on uneasy terms.

I still have to say that I really only like hamburger as a solo artist. You won't be seeing any hamburger casseroles and such on this blog. EW. Just good old hamburgers and well, beef tacos I guess.

Anyway, this is recipe is fabulous. It obviously takes a little more time than your old run-of-the-mill packet of taco seasoning, but it's totally worth it. Yum.

Cook's Illustrated Taco Meat
Found and slightly adapted from A Bountiful Kitchen
1 pound extra-lean ground beef
Spices
2 tsp. dried onion, minced
1 1/2 tsp. garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tsp. cider vinegar
1 tsp. light brown sugar
8 taco shells

1. Hand mix the spices with the ground beef and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon until no longer pink, about five minutes.
2. Stir in the tomato sauce, broth, vinegar and sugar until thickened, about 10 minutes.
3. Place in taco shells or on tortilla chips and top with tomatoes, lettuce, cilantro, cheese, sour cream, parmesan, etc.

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