Oklahoman Modified: January 27, 2010 at 4:39 am •  Published: January 27, 2010
2 pounds 80/20 (80 percent lean, 20 percent fat) ground beef, preferably ground sirloin

1 tablespoon flour

3 teaspoons chili powder

2 teaspoons paprika

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon toasted, ground cumin

½ teaspoon sugar

¼ teaspoon ground oregano

1 cup water, beef or vegetable broth

→Mix all dry ingredients and set aside. Brown ground beef in a skillet. Drain thoroughly. Wipe skillet clean, then reheat. Combine beef with seasoning mix and water or broth. Simmer 7 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

→Serve with warm taco shells, hot sauce, sour cream, sliced or mashed avocado, sliced tomatoes, diced onion and shredded lettuce and cheese.

Source: Dave Cathey.

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