By An Edible Mosaic
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 4 hrs
Add the beef and 8 cups water to a 5.5-quart pot over high heat. Bring to a boil, and then once it boils, turn the heat down so it doesn’t boil over.
Cook (uncovered) for 45 minutes, skimming off the fat as it rises to the top, and stirring occasionally.
This is how the meat looks after cooking for 45 minutes. Most of the water will have cooked off.
Stir in all remaining ingredients. Turn the heat back up to high, and let it come to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down so the mixture stays at a steady simmer.
Cover the pot, and cook until the liquid is evaporated out, about 3 hours, stirring occasionally. (During this step, you basically want it just under boiling to let the liquid evaporate off as quickly as possible without burning.)