How do you season ground beef?


Quick Answer

To season ground beef, mix oregano, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin and salt together in a bowl. Brown 1 pound of ground beef, and stir in the seasonings and 1/2 cup of water. Bring the mixture to a simmer, and cook until all of the water is absorbed.

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  1. Make a seasoning mix

    Stir together 2 tablespoons of oregano, 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 2 teaspoons of onion powder, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of cumin and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. For a spicier seasoning, add 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

  2. Brown the ground beef

    Cook 1 pound of lean ground beef in a heavy frying pan over medium heat until it is no longer pink. Do not overcook it. Stir the beef frequently while it is cooking.

  3. Add the seasonings

    Stir in the seasoning mix along with 1/2 cup of water. The water helps the seasonings to distribute evenly through the ground beef.

  4. Bring the mixture to a simmer

    Continue heating the beef and seasoning mixture over medium heat until it comes to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low, and cook, stirring frequently until all of the water is absorbed.

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