- ¼ large white onion-diced
- ¼ large red onion-diced
- 1 carrot, chopped fine
- 2 cloves garlic, diced fine
- 2 T olive oil
- 10 oz ground beef
- 8 oz can diced tomatoes
- ½ small can tomato paste
- beef stock
- ½ t cinnamon
- ½ t cumin powder
- ½ t cayenne pepper
- ½ t allspice
- ½ t paprika
- ½ t salt
- flour tortillas
- Cucumber Yogurt Sauce Ingredients
- ½ medium cucumber, seeded and diced super fine
- 4 oz plain yogurt
- garlic powder or one clove fresh garlic, diced super fine
- 1 scallion, diced (you guessed it) super fine
In a large skillet heat the oil on medium heat and saute the onions for 4 minutes. Add the carrots and saute until carrots have softened. Add some beef broth and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the ground beef and break it up well with your spatula. Now add all of your spices. Continue cooking the beef until it is nicely browned, then tilt your skillet sideways and spoon off any excess grease.
Now add the diced tomatoes, the tomato paste, and pour in some more of your beef stock. Bring everything to a nice low simmer, cover the mixture, and make your dressing.
Place your cucumber in a fine mesh colander and add ½ tsp salt. Let it set for five or ten minutes, then press the cucumber with the back of a large spoon to drain the water, then put your pressed cucumber into a small mixing bowl. Now add the yogurt, garlic, and scallion and stir it all up to combine well. Place it in the fridge to chill.
Check the meat mixture every five or ten minutes and stir it with your spatula to keep it from sticking. Keep cooking the meat until it is nice and thick, then pull the lid off and cook five minutes more.
Serve on warm tortilla and drizzle some of your sauce down the middle.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes