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Kurt's Taco/burrito Meat

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Category: Meat, United States

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Chorizo link; sliced 1/4"
  • -(Mexican sausage) *
  • 1/2 md Red onion; diced
  • 1/4 c Bell pepper; diced
  • 1 Celery stalk; diced
  • 2 Garlic cloves; fine chopped
  • 1 1/2 lb Extra lean ground beef -OR-
  • 1 1/2 lb Ground turkey
  • 2 tb To 3 masa harina
  • 1 1/2 tb Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tb Canned green chiles; diced
  • 1 ts Mexican oregano; crushed
  • 1/2 ts Dried rosemary; crushed
  • 1/2 ts Dried thyme; crushed
  • 3 tb Chili powder; or to taste
  • 1 tb Paprika; or to taste
  • 2 ts Cumin; or to taste
  • x Salt & pepper to taste
  • x Tabasco or other hot sauce
  • -to taste


Place sliced chorizo in cold heavy skillet; turn on flame to lowest
setting. The idea is to render the fat from the chorizo before cooking it.

Meanwhile, prepare the onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic.

After the chorizo has sizzled and released it's fat (about 10 minutes) use
a spatula to break it into small bits. Turn up the heat and add the onion,
celery, and green pepper; saute for 8 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for
another 2 minutes.

Drain fat from the mixture by placing on a paper towel on top of a brown
paper bag or newspaper.

In the same skillet, brown the ground beef or turkey. Crumble the meat. (A
potato masher works great.)

When browned, drain off most of the fat. (Tilt the skillet and use a
baister to suck it out.) Stir the masa in to absorb the remaining juices.

Add the chorizo mix, green chiles, W. sauce and remaining spices. Let it
cook on the lowest heat for another 30 minutes, stirring every
10 minutes to prevent stickage.

NOTES: * If you cannot find chorizo, a workable substitute is:
1/2 lb Ground pork
1 1/2 ts White vinegar
1 ts Paprika
1 tb Chili powder
1/2 ts Oregano
1 ea Garlic clove; minced
1/2 ts salt
1 ds cayenne

Mix ingredients and let the flavors blend in fridge for a day.

~ All measurements are approximate; I cook by feel. ~ The vegies saute'd
with the chorizo =really= makes a difference. ~ Ground turkey -vs- beef:
either works great, as long as it's lean. ~ Use flour instead of masa
harina if not available. ~ The end result should =not= be greasy/drippy! ~
Substitute fresh Anaheim or California chiles for the canned
chiles. If doing so (recommended), saute' along with other veggies
in the chorizo.

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