Picadillo Recipe

Picadillo

Picadillo

Ingredients

Picadillo Soup

  • 1small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1tablespoon canola oil
  • 1pound ground beef
  • 3large Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2cups water or beef broth

Picadillo Stew

  • 1tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1tablespoon canola oil
  • 1onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 1/2pounds ground beef
  • 1/2cup water or beef broth
  • 2medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2medium carrots, peeled and cubed
  • 2tablespoons raisins
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Picadillo Soup Version

  1. In a pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until limp.
  2. Add ground beef and cook, breaking to pieces with the back of a spoon, until lightly browned. Drain excess fat, if any.
  3. Add fish sauce and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes and cook, mashing with the back of a spoon until softened and release juice.
  5. Add water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes or until beef is cooked through.
  6. Add potatoes. Cover and continue to simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

Picadillo Stew Version

  1. In a pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until limp.
  2. Add ground beef and cook, breaking to pieces with the back of a spoon, until lightly browned. Drain excess fat, if any.
  3. Add fish sauce and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes.
  5. Add water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes or until beef is cooked through.
  6. Add potatoes, carrots, raisins. Cover and continue to simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes or until tender.
  7. Continue to cook until sauce is reduced and thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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