Food & Fun: Mexican Ground Beef

Kim and I absolutely love Mexican food. We have found decent Mexican restaurants in Indianapolis but no place that has become our “go to” place. We have had the chance to eat at some great places as we have traveled but no place locally just takes our breath away. So, we have worked on our own.

While I am not at liberty to share all of our secrets, I will give you an excellent recipe for making your own ground beef for Mexican food. This is part Rachel Ray, part Tabors. It is a really nice recipe that we enjoy eating regularly in a variety of ways.

Tabors Mexican Ground Beef

  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a frying pan
  • 1 pound of ground sirloin
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 1/4 tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground Cumin
  • 1 (8 oz) can of tomato sauce

Heat skillet over medium heat. Add oil then beef and brown, crumbling with a spoon (we have found a wooden spoon to work well). Drain grease. Season with salt & pepper and a couple of shakes of garlic powder if you like. Add onion, Worcestershire Sauce, Chili Powder, Cumin & Tomato Sauce. Let cook for 2 minutes and then lower heat to a simmer. Let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring a few times.


You can put this over tortilla chips, and add beans & cheese (melt under broiler) and top with your favorite toppings like tomatoes, onions, guacamole, black olives & sour cream, to make nachos.

You can use it for tacos or any other Mexican food application as well.

A recipe that we really like is one that we got from some friends of ours, Doug & Judy Litsey, that is called Fiesta Night.

Place a serving of your favorite cooked rice (white or brown) on a plate. Cover with your favorite Mexican cheese blend. Top with Seasoned beef and whatever other toppings you like (onion, tomato, salsa, guacamole, black olives, sour cream, etc….). This makes a wonderful meal.

If you end up trying this let us know. We think you will really enjoy it! Plus, making your own mixture saves you on some of the junk they put into those packet mixes!

One Response to “Food & Fun: Mexican Ground Beef”
  1. steaklover says:

    yummmy:) thx for your share i’d love to follow you.anyway happy new year ~~~~~~~~

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