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Mexican beef in lettuce.

This is a taco without the tortilla. 3/4 pound each chorizo sausage and ground lean beef 1 large onion, chopped 2 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1 can (about 1 lb.) refried beans 1 large can (7 oz.) diced green chilies, drained Salt 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 pound butter lettuce, leaves separated, washed, and crisped

About 1/2 cup each prepared salsa and sour cream

Remove and discard casings from sausages. Crumble sausages and ground beef into a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned. Drain off and discard all except 3 tablespoons fat. Add onion; stir over medium heat until limp. Add chili powder, cumin, and cayenne; stir over low heat about 1 minute. Add beans and chilies; stir until hot; add salt to taste. Pour into warm dish and sprinkle with cheese.

To eat, spoon meat into a lettuce leaf; top with salsa and sour cream. Makes 8 to 10 appetizer servings.
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Date:Jun 1, 1985
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