Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice

Picadillo

(adapted from Los Barrios Family Cookbook pg. 129)

1 pound Ground Beef

1 + 1/2 cups warm Water

1/2 teaspoon Cumin

1/2 teaspoon Chile Powder

1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder

1 teaspoon Sea or Kosher Salt

1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

3 cloves Garlic, minced

1/2 Onion, diced

1 Tomato, diced

1/2 Green Bell Pepper, diced

1. In a large skillet cook the beef over medium heat, breaking up any lumps until browned. Drain grease. Stir in 1/2 cup of water and the dry spices including salt and pepper. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes over medium-low heat.

2. Add garlic, onion, tomato, and bell pepper. Cook until tender about 10 minutes. Stir in remaining cup of water and simmer for 10 more minutes or until most of the water is cooked off. Turn up heat slightly if needed to cook off water. Serve as is or use to make tacos, nachos or chalupas.

Variation: Add pecans and raisins two minutes before it's done.