- 3/4 pound ground beef
- 2 pounds yucca root or cassava
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 4 tablespoons oil
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 pinch ground cumin
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
Peel yucca, or cassava, and boil in salted water until tender, about 20 to 30 minutes (don’t overcook).
Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat and cook ground beef and onion, until meat is browned and onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
Remove yucca, or cassava, from heat and puree; mix with cooked ground beef, minced garlic, salt, cumin, and corn starch. With wet hands, form into small tortillas or patties.
Heat oil in a large skillet, over medium heat, fry tortillas until golden, turn and fry other side; drain on paper toweling.
These will keep, refrigerated, for several days.