Mexican Picadillo

M e x i c a n P i c a d i l l o

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There are several ways to make this savory dish. My favorite is Mexican style. It’s a slam dunk every time in my household! Please don’t judge my rice, yes it was from out a bag. That’s why it looks a little like pasta. I had a bunch of starving family members so it was quick rice for us. It was still delicious. I will make a spanish rice post soon.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½cup onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, dice *optional
  • 1 cup corn *optional
  • 2 cups potato, peeled and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce*
  • 1½cup beef broth
  • 1tsp salt
  • ¼tsp ground black pepper
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 1tsp ground coriander
  • 1 bay leaf


                                               Large skillet

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add ground beef. Cook over medium heat while breaking up the meat. Cook until mostly browned, drain grease and return to heat.
  2. Add in diced onion, green bell pepper, red pepper, corn and potatoes. Continue to cook over medium heat until onion and peppers are softened. Add garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds.

3. Pour in tomato sauce and beef broth. Add in seasonings: salt, pepper, cumin, and coriander. Stir to combine. Add bay leaf.

4. Bring mixture to a simmer, cover and let cook for 10 minutes.

5. Remove lid, stir, and continue cooking with the lid off for an additional 10 minutes or until potatoes are softened and most of the liquid is gone.


And finally, Serve with warm flour tortillas and rice. Garnish with a few slices of avocado if you would like.


Katerina Monroe
Katerina Monroe

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Congratulations on the award, it's well deserved! You guys definitely know what you're doing. Looking forward to my next visit to the winery!