Picadillo

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Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef

1 green pepper, diced

1/4 of a large onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon cayenne

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons tomato paste

juice of half a lime

Directions:

1. Combine cumin, cayenne, cinnamon, cocoa powder, dried oregano, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

2. Saute ground beef on medium-high heat in a large skillet.

3. When the meat is almost cooked through, add the onion and green pepper. Saute an additional 5 minutes, or until the onion is opaque.

4. Add the garlic and spice mixture and saute 30-60 seconds.

5. Add the tomato paste and mix well.

6. Remove pan from heat and add lime juice. Stir to mix.

Serve in homemade corn tortillas.

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