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  • Cuban-Style Picadillo


    Picadillo is a basic recipe in a Latin kitchen.  It is like a Latin chili, but it has no beans and has plenty of sabor (flavor)! It is a quick and delicious dinner option and can be used as a filling in many other Latin dishes, such as empanadas!

    The literal translation of picadillo in English is “all chopped up.”  Picado means “chopped”, so this dish features “chopped up” veggies and meat. A lot of Latin American countries have their own unique version of this dish. It is a dish that is fun to make and can be customized to your liking!



    • 1 lb ground beef
    • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
    • 1 medium large yellow onion diced
    • 5 garlic cloves finely chopped or minced
    • ¼ green bell pepper diced
    • ¼ red bell pepper diced
    • ¼ yellow bell pepper diced
    • ½ potato peeled and cut in small pieces
    • ¼  cup beef bone broth
    • ¼  cup dry white wine
    • 3 tablespoons of tomato paste
    • 1 tablespoon of parsley
    • ½ tablespoon of oregano
    • salt to taste
    • ground cumin to taste
    • garlic powder to taste




    1. Heat a sauté pan on medium heat. Add the oil, veggies, and potatoes to the pan. Saute for 3-5 minutes, until the veggies and potatoes soften. When the potatoes are cooked through scoop them out if the pan set them aside on a paper lined plate.
    2. Add the ground beef into the pan, break it up with a spoon.
    3. Add bone broth, cooking wine, and tomato paste.
    4. Season with salt, garlic powder, parsley, oregano, and cumin. Stir the mixture together to distribute the spices.
    5. Keep breaking up meat until it browns.
    6. Add cooked potatoes and mix in with cooked ground meat.
    7. Serve hot or freeze for later.