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The Deliciousness of Mexican Picadillo

Mexican Picadillo

Mexican Picadillo is a traditional dish that is popular in many Latin American countries. It is a savory stew made with ground beef, potatoes, tomatoes, and spices. It is a hearty and flavorful dish that is sure to please the whole family.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until it is no longer pink. Drain off any excess fat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and jalapeno pepper to the skillet and cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the cumin, chili powder, oregano, paprika, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and water. Stir to combine.
  5. Add the potatoes and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  6. Stir in the cilantro and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Serve hot.

Nutritional Information:

Serving size: 1 cup

Calories: 250

Total Fat: 8g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 45mg

Sodium: 590mg

Total Carbohydrates: 24g

Dietary Fiber: 4g

Sugars: 5g

Protein: 19g

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