Mexican Picadillo is a delicious and versatile dish that can be used to make stuffed chiles, tacos, tostadas or to emjoy with rice and beans, check my authentic recipe!
This recipe is also available in Spanish Como hacer Picadillo Norteño
This Mexican picadillo recipe was prepared by my grandmother in Monterrey; in this case, it is dry beef picadillo for tostadas or tacos. If you prefer, you can do it with some beef broth, you just have to blend the tomato and cut the potatoes into bigger squares.
Mexican Picadillo (Ground beef stew) is a very versatile dish, we can use it in different dishes. If you don’t have much time to cook or if you work away from home, you can prepare a larger amount to use in other recipes during the week.
If you’re making this picadillo recipe ahead, let it cool and store it in the freezer; with this beef ground meat with potatoes, you can make a soup (like fideo loco), tostadas, tacos, etc. adding other vegetables, sauce, or whatever you prefer.
This same recipe works for tostadas with picadillo or chiles rellenos de picadillo
How to make Mexican Picadillo (Ground beef with potatoes)
2 lbs of ground beef
1 large tomato
3 teaspoons fresh cilantro
To make picadillo, chop onion, tomato, and cilantro. Separate.
Peel potatoes and cut in dice. Separate.
Season ground beef with salt, garlic powder, and pepper to taste.
Heat a saucepan or skillet over medium heat. Place the ground beef, without oil, usually, the meat loses fat, stir the meat so that it does not stick until brown.
Add the chopped onion and mix until clear.
Add chopped tomato, cilantro, and potatoes.
Turn the heat down, cover the saucepan and cook for about eight minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
Retire from the stove and serve hot.
You can serve Mexican Picadillo with rice and refried beans, or serve on tostadas, tacos, etc
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Mexican Picadillo Recipe (Ground beef with potatoes)
- 2 lbs ground beef lean
- 1 pc onion
- 1 pc tomato
- 2 pc potatoes
- 3 tsp cilantro
- 1/2 tbsp pepper
- 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp salt
- Peel potatoes and cut in dices. Separate.
- Season ground beef with salt, garlic powder and pepper to taste.
- Heat a saucepan or skillet over medium heat.
- Place the ground beef, without oil, usually the meat loses fat, stir the meat so that it does not stick until brown.
- Add the chopped onion and mix until clear.
- Add chopped tomato, cilantro and potatoes.
- Turn the heat down, cover the saucepan and cook for about eight minutes or until potatoes are soft.
- Rmove from the stove
- Serve hot.