Mexican Picadillo Recipe

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The best part of having friends who also love cooking is that you can talk about an interesting dish and compare recipes.  We teach each other how to cook a mouthwatering and savory meal and how one dish can be stand-up among other dishes.  But of course sharing one’s secret ingredients like Picadillo Recipe is out of the question.  It really depends on how you make one dish into a delicious and flavorful dish.
Creating a delicious and nutritious meal is so important nowadays.  Every time we cook for our family, we think on how we can give them a simple but delicious meal and how they appreciated it.  One should be passionate and excited about what you are preparing, even the simplest dishes.

Picadillo Ingredients

Picadillo Ingredients

Picadillo Recipe
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ lb ground beef
  • 1 medium russet potato, peeled and diced to ½” cubes
  • ¼ cup diced yellow onion
  • ¼ cup diced bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 1 tomato, cored and diced
Instructions
  1. Brown the beef in canola oil.
  2. Add onions, bell pepper, tomatoes, garlic, and all spices. Cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add potatoes and cilantro.
  4. Add stock and simmer for 25 minutes.
  5. Serve
One dish we talking about is Picadillo.  It is an easy-to-prepared, ground meat dish that is popular around Latin American especially in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Cuba.  It is also a traditional dish in Spain and favorite dish in Mexican cuisines. The word “Picadillo” comes from “Picada” as in “Carne Picada” or chopped meat.  Each country has its own version with ingredients and how to serve it.

Picadillo Preparation

One version of this is Cuban classic, mixes ground beef with highly seasoned tomato sauce, fried tomatoes, raisin and green olives.  It is slightly saucy, often fills in empanadas or soft Tacos. One well-known version is Mexican Picadillo.  It is a common dish in most Mexican families.  It is a flavorful ground beef dish with raisin added for sweetness and tomato sauce for its tangy taste.  It can be served with rice or warm tortillas and can also use as a filling for Tacos, Empanadas or wraps.  And it goes very well with a glass of wine or a beer will be just fine.

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