Beef Picadillo

Picadillo (Spanish pronunciation: [pikaˈðiʎo], “mince”) is a traditional dish in many Latin American countries and the Philippines (where it is known as giniling, and also arroz a la Cubana) that is similar to hash. It is made with ground beef, tomatoes (tomato sauce may be used as a substitute), and other ingredients that vary by region. It is often served with rice or used as a filling in dishes such as tacos, savoury pastries or croquettes. The name comes from the Spanish word picar, which means “to mince” or “to chop”. (Wikipedia)

Its a very simple dish, but don’t let the simplicity fool you!


  • 2 lbs organic/ grass-fed ground beef.
  • 1 can organic stewed or 2 very ripe large tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 fingerling potatoes, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 6 small cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 small bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 large yellow or red bell peppers, diced
  • 3 small carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric (Optional)
  • 1 tbsp annatto powder (for color, but optional)
  • 1 Serrano pepper, sliced (Optional)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Recipe Preparation:

1. In a casserole, sauté garlic.

2. Add the meat. Simmer until meat is slightly brown/almost tender.

3. Add the tomatoes and sauté until combined with meat.

4. Add cubed potatoes, carrots, bell peppers. Continue sautéing.

5. Add the oyster sauce, Worcestershire, and fish sauce. Continue sautéing.

6. Add in the chopped chili and green onions.

7. Continue cooking till potatoes are done.

8. Season with salt, freshly ground black pepper, and optional spices, as desired to taste.

Serve with rice and top with fried egg, if desired!