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Authentic Mexican Picadillo

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"Picadillo is a popular dish in most South American cuisines. It is made with lean ground beef (or can be made with ground turkey as well), tomatoes, potatoes, and other ingredients. This authentic recipe will bring the flavors of Mexico to your plate."
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1 h 10 m servings 372
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Bring 6 whole tomatoes to a boil in a small pot. Transfer to a blender. Add 3/4 cup water, onion halves, and whole garlic clove. Blend until smooth.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and serrano pepper. Cook until onion is transparent. Add minced garlic; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add chopped tomato and cook for 1 minute more. Add ground beef; cook until browned, about 8 minutes.
  3. Pour canned tomato sauce into the beef mixture. Cook for 2 minutes. Mix in potatoes and carrots. Cook for 2 minutes; add the blended tomatoes, jalapeno, chicken bouillon, cumin, and bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well, reduce heat, and simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 372 calories; 19.6 23.5 25.4 79 529 Full nutrition

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I think posting a recipe on a site has to be a baring, giving experience and I thank you for posting. I sure as heck haven’t done it so please know I the following is my attempt st honest yet o...

Added serranos to the blended tomato, came out very spicy and delicious but I would recommend adding extra veggies like peas/zuchinni/bell peppers for some color and more texture. Ate it as tac...