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Boiled Ground Beef with Lettuce (Traditional; US), garnished with Beet Salsa topped off with Sriracha Salt and wrapped in delicious naan

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Contributed by sinker, Alex P. Gates, Ross Donaldson
Boiled Ground Beef ================== Boiling ground beef is a great way to to preserve flavor and delicious juiciness. This process requires a bit more time, but it's totally worth it. __Ingredients__ * 2 pounds lean ground beef * 1 teaspoon salt * 1 teaspoon chili powder * 2 teaspoons cumin * 1 teaspoon garlic powder * 1 onion, minced * enough water to completely cover the meat _(Beef broth also works well!)_ __Directions__ Place all ingredients in a large pan over high heat. Bring to boil. Turn down to medium/medium low heat and simmer for 1 hour. Use a potato masher to break apart the meat. Strain away any leftover liquid. If you are making this ahead of time you can place the leftover liquid in the fridge to harden the grease. Spoon off any hardened grease and add a little liquid back to the meat if you are reheating it. --- _(Credit belongs to my wife, Jamie. See the full recipe [here](http://www.jamies-recipes.com/2012/11/mexican-ground-beef/).)_
Contributed by Brian Mount, sinker, Tim Murtaugh, Tim Murtaugh
Lettuce (Traditional; US) ====================== In a traditional American taco, lettuce serves to add extra crunch and coolness. Favor the bulkier lettuces over leafier fare such as Bibb lettuces or mesclun. * Iceberg Lettuce (shredded) * Romaine Lettuce (shredded; maintain the stalks) tags: vegetarian, vegan
Contributed by Brian Mount, sinker, Jake Spurlock, Shane Shifflett, Janice Collier
Beet Salsa ========== Tired of plain ol' [Carne Asada Tacos](../base_layers/chooped_steak.md)? Get exotic with beet salsa. * 4 - 6 Roma tomatoes * 1 - 2 Serrano pepper * Reasonably sized onion (green or vidalia) * 10 garlic cloves (leave it up to your buds, I like 10 or more) * Salt and pepper to taste * 1 bunch of beets * 1 or more lemons Fry tomatoes, pepper(s), onion and garlic in a pan until they are brown and tomato skins are peeling away. Move ingredients to the blender and purèe. Chop beets to a blendable size and add to salsa. Add salt and pepper to taste. Squeeze in desired amount of lemon and blend one more time. tags: vegetarian, vegan
Contributed by Brian Mount, sinker, Jake Spurlock
Sriracha Salt ============= I actually received this as a gift, but I found a recipe to make your own. __Ingredients__ * 1 cup Salt * 10 tsp. Sriracha Mix the two ingredients together in a bowl. Spread it out on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Put in a 200-degree oven, then turn the oven off and let it sit overnight inside. It will clump, but place in ziplock bag and attack it with a rolling pin. Tada! The effect on most food is as awesome as you'd expect but it is especially amazing with eggs. Add it to your breakfast tacos. tags: vegetarian, vegan
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naan ===================== Naan bread can be purchased or made. It is easier to buy it at a store. Naan bread is a flatbread that tends to be fluffy and easy to tear apart.