Quick Picadillo Recipe for Every Day
Are you a busy Pinoy with barely enough time to cook for yourself? Master this picadillo recipe to enjoy tasty meals even on your most hectic days! Picadillo is a Spanish-inspired dish with sautéed ground meat as its main ingredient. Many Latin American cuisines have their takes, with some cooking it with annatto oil while others add olives and capers.
Traditional Filipino picadillo recipes feature ground beef, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, green peas, and other pantry staples on the roster. They come together in a single pan and don't require fancy techniques or precision. Super easy and ideal for quick, casual lunches at home!
Use ground pork or chicken as healthier, more affordable alternatives to ground beef.
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 1 pc medium red onion, chopped
- 5 cloves garlic, chopped
- 500 g ground beef
- 1 pc Knorr Beef Cube
- 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 pcs potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 pc carrot, peeled and cubed
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup frozen peas
This picadillo recipe is easy to cook in big batches, which makes it perfect for meal prepping. Instead of cooking it on a busy workday, prep multiple servings during the weekend. Store them in the fridge for up to a week and reheat them when it’s time for lunch. To keep this dish interesting, experiment with different ways of consumption. It’s delicious over cooked rice, but you can also have it in a tortilla wrap, with pandesal, or as a salad.
- Gluten Free
- Nut Free
- Suitable For Pregnancy
- Wheat Free