In a large shallow baking dish, spread out the uncooked ground beef evenly. Pour the lime juice over the top and mix together well with a fork.
Either let sit at room temperature for 4 hours or refrigerate 10 to 12 hours or overnight to marinate and "cook" the beef. Stir the mixture every so often to combine the juices.
After marinating the beef, stir in the juices and add the tomatoes, onions, chile peppers, salt, and pepper.
Serve with corn chips, corn tortillas, saltine crackers, or Mexican Guerreros (your choice).
* Use only the freshest ground beef available from a trusted source. It is best to grind your own ground beef.
** Marisela likes to use key limes.
*** Marisela like to use canned La Morenita jalapenos. She uses both the juice and the jalapenos (diced) in the recipe.
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