Fragrant Beef Salad
Inspired by the meat flat breads from Maatouk Bakery. This is my taco salad use for the spiced meat, of course you could use the beef on top of pizza dough like they do or like taco meat in tortillas.
Makes 2-4 servings depending on your hunger
1 pound ground beef, ground lamb is also wonderful
1 large onion, chopped
~6 cups greens (spinach, arugula and kale all work well)
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin seed
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
good extra-virgin olive oil
freshly ground black pepper (or a pinch of cayenne)
-Brown the meat, preferably in a cast iron skillet.
-When browned and mostly cooked add the onion, spices, salt and pepper. Add a little olive oil if needed to lubricate the onions so they will cook well. Stir and cook over medium high heat until the onion is soft and browned a little. Taste for seasoning and add more salt, pepper and spice as desired.
-Wash, chop and dry your greens. Top the greens with the beef mixture and then top with the tomatoes.
-Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper and drizzle over olive oil to dress the greens. Enjoy!
Even though I miss the ocean there are some pretty great consolation prizes here at home- the tomatoes, kale and onions in this salad are all fresh from my garden.
An older cumin recipe to share, Black Bean "Tacos" with Smoked Paprika Shiitake Mushrooms