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Mexican Buildup

Mexican Buildup


2 pounds ground beef

1 onion chopped

1 Can ( 8 oz) tomato sauce

1 Can ( 6 oz.) tomato paste

3 Tomato paste cans of water

1 Can ( 10 oz.) tomatoes and green chilies

1 Teaspoon chili powder

1 Teaspoon powdered oregano

1 Teaspoon cumin seeds

1 Teaspoon salt

2 Teaspoons sugar

2 Medium cloves garlic (minced)

1 Cup cooked rice



Shredded lettuce

Corn chips

1 Cup diced avocado

1 Cup diced fresh tomatoes

1 Cup cheddar cheese (grated)

1 Cup sliced green onions

1 Cup chopped ripe olives

Sour cream

Hot sauce


Cook meat. Add onions during last few minutes.  Drain grease.  Add  remaining sauce ingredients bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 40 minutes.  Serve meat mixture in bowl surrounded by toppings.  Let guests make their own build-up starting with chips, meat and cheese, etc.

Very good... This is Taylor's favorite meal, and guaranteed to be a hit with kids of all ages!  I know I will quickly have a house full of the kids friends when I make this recipe... believe it or not, I double this almost every time I make it! 




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