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Texas Pecan Picadillo

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped 
  • 1 T. bacon drippings or butter 
  • 1 lb. ground beef 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves 
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon 
  • 1 10-oz. can tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1 tsp. sugar 
  • 1/2 c. raisins 
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin 
  • 3/4 c. Texas pecans, chopped salt to taste 
  • Corn chips or Tostados 

Brown onions in the fat. Add beef and brown, stirring to break up. Drain off drippings. Add garlic, cloves, cinnamon, tomatoes, and sugar. Add raisins and cumin; simmer, covered, 20 minutes. Add pecans and simmer 10 more minutes. Salt to taste. Serve hot in a chafing dish with corn chips. Yield: 1 quart

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