My mom and sister make the yummiest taco meat and I have never been able to replicate it. Same with rice. Their taco meat is always so flavorful and juicy, whereas mine always comes out dry and kind of bland. Well, I decided to give it another go.
I called up the sis to ask exactly what she she does with her meat- beef boillion and tomato sauce were the only ingredients besides the meat. I had just got back from the store, so wasn't going to to back to get the tomato sauce that I thought I had but didn't. One ingredient already out for copying. So, I improvised and came up with my own taco meat.
I browned the lean ground sirloin with a little bit of olive oil. Then added a cup of water with one dissolved beef boullion cube. I then added (without measuring) some cumin, dried oregano, chili powder, black pepper and garlic salt. In order from most to least put in. I love cumin, and didn't want to put in too much garlic salt considering the saltiness of the beef boullion. I then simmered until most of the liquid had boiled off.
I have to say, despite not being the same as my sisters, it came out pretty good. The meat had lots of flavor and it wasn't dry. Add a corn tortilla, cheese, avocado and some hot sauce and I had a really yummy taco for lunch.
The little girl liked it, too!
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