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
– 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!