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Cook the Book: Classic Ground Beef with Guajillo Chiles

Before I ever experienced any kind of authentic Mexican food (Taco Bell excluded), I was pretty sure that tacos came from a box. This magical yellow box was decorated with cacti and terracotta tiles and had everything that you needed for a taco dinner, minus the ground beef.

Think of these ground beef with guajillo chile tacos from Mark Miller's Tacos as a haute version of tacos-in-a-box. Instead of a seasoning packet, you mix fresh and dried ingredients to flavor the ground beef. The beef ends up with a similarly satisfying cumin-scented quality without any of the nasty artificial flavors. Serve these haute classic tacos with all of your favorite taco accoutrements.

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