Six ingredients added to a pound of ground beef yields a tastier, healthier alternative to the little packets usually used. This recipe has little salt but tons of flavor.
It is just as quick to make and, with the exception of the beef or turkey, the ingredients can be easily kept in the pantry for a quick dinner.
While many think that chili powder is the driving flavor behind chili, tacos and much of Southwestern cooking, it is cumin that provides that flavor. So grab your can opener and measuring spoons, brown that beef and get ready for a great taco, burrito or salad.
1 pound of ground beef (90% is the least fat) or turkey
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne*
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 ounce can chopped green chilis
8 ounce can tomato sauce
Brown the beef completely. Drain any fat. Add the remaining ingredients and cook until very hot. Use as desired.
*Use more or less cayenne as desired. If you are not sure, reserve the cayenne until done and add the cayenne then to your taste.
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