One of my grandmothers taught me to cook ground beef this way for use in her chili. The cooked meat turns out in small crumbles and perfect for use in chili, spaghetti sauce and Mexican recipes.
Place the beef in a deep stove-top pan.
Add enough water to cover the meat.
If the meat stays in clumps, break it apart with a wooden spoon until it is in small crumbles.
Slowly bring to a boil, stirring often so the meat stays separated.