Picadillo is a common dish found on Mexican restaurant menus making it a popular filling for burritos, gorditas, and tacos. It is very simple to make and requires only a handful of ingredients.

Makes 2-3 burritos (approximately 6-8 corn tortilla tacos)

1 lb. lean ground beef

2 medium potatoes, cubed small

2 Roma tomatoes, cubed

2-3 jalapenos, chopped (seeds removed)

1/4 white onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

handful fresh cilantro, chopped

1 – 1 1/2 beef bouillon cubes (adjust according to taste)

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

ground black pepper

1/4 cup water

cooking oil

– In a large skillet, heat 1-2 tbsp. of cooking oil. Add meat, onions, garlic, jalapenos, and potatoes and saute until the beef begins to brown.

– Add 1/4 cup water and beef bouillon. Stir until bouillon dissolves.

– Add tomatoes and cook picadillo stirring occasionally  until the potatoes soften.

– Add cilantro, black pepper (according to taste) cumin, and garlic and onion powder. Stir. Adjust seasoning according to taste.

Serve with a side of Mexican rice and tortillas or use to fill gorditas or taco shells. Enjoy!


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