Crumble the raw ground beef into the cold water. Add remaining ingredients and spices. Stir well, breaking the meat up before cooking. Cover and simmer over low heat for two hours, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate and remove solidified grease.
Reheat and serve over spaghetti. Top with cheese to make a Three-way, top with onions and cheese to make a Four-way, top with cooked pinto beans, onions and cheese to make a Five-way. May also be used as hot dog sauce with shredded cheese, minced onions and mustard to make a Cheese Coney.