A Taste of Home: Picadillo with Potatoes
Picadillo reminds us of momma’s cooking. It’s the type of smell that as soon you walk in the door, you feel right at home. A simple dish filled with fragrant smells like cumin, tomato seasonings, black pepper and garlic. It's the kind of recipe that leaves a memory behind, whether it be at grandma’s or coming home after a long day after school. Of course, we decided to take on the challenge and recreate it with our amazing spices. Might not be exactly like mom’s, but it definitely reminds us of home.
In this recipe, we decided to add 3 to 4 potatoes, depending on size. If feeding a small family, a pound of ground beef will do. We like to keep it quick, simple, and easy and combinable with a variety of different sides. But in this case, we made some rice on the side and heated up a corn tortilla. We hope you love it as much as we did!
Below are the following ingredients and measurements used:
1lb ground beef
1 big potato
Pepper (to taste)
Cumin (to taste)
1 tbsp Tomato Chicken Soup
Garlic salt (to taste)
Guajillo Powder (to taste)
Arbol Powder (to taste)
Chop your potatoes in small pieces
Add some olive oil to a pan and start heating it up.
Once the pan is hot, you can start cooking your meat. Place the ground beef in the pan and then add all your seasonings (garlic salt, cumin, pepper, Guajillo and Arbol powders). All quantities are to taste. Don’t forget to mix all the ingredients.
When your meat is cooked, go ahead and add your potatoes. Stirr for a minute or two.
After stirring, add 2 cups of water and a tbsp of tomato chicken seasoning. Mix.
Let it boil for a bit until the water absorbs.
Once the water absorbs, your Picadillo is done and ready to eat. Serve it with a side of rice. Enjoy!
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