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Picadillo

Fall 2003, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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Picadillo, which means “small bits and pieces,” is a sweet-and-savory spiced ground- meat mixture from Latin America. Serve with warm corn or whole-wheat flour tortillas.



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"I don't eat much beef, but I bought some ground meet that I wanted to find an interesting recipe for. This recipe was quick and delicious. I served the picadillo in tortillas with the sliced hardboiled eggs on top, and a dollop of fat...
Picadillo

10 Reviews for Picadillo

08/02/2013
Anonymous
NOT picadillo

This is not picadillo. Picadillo is ground beef with chopped onions, diced tomatoes, chopped green bell peppers and chunks of boiled potatoes seasoned with a chicken bullion and salt. It can have cheese on top if you like and is served with corn tortillas. No one serves it with hard boiled eggs. Who made this terrible recipe you're trying to pass off as picadillo?

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Anonymous wrote 8 weeks 3 days ago

this dish has more variations

this dish has more variations than you can count. No one true recipe. It varies from region to region, from Spain to Central and South America.

Anonymous wrote 19 weeks 2 days ago

funny because my family is

funny because my family is cuban and this is very similar to the way my mother makes it. you know, there are any number of recipe variations for any type of food. just because this is not how you have had it, does not mean that it is not picadillo.

03/17/2013
Anonymous

I made this tonight and it was ok, not great. the cuman was too overpowering. I eat this 3-4 times a month in sophie's cuban in NYC so i may be a bit bias as to what i think it should taste like. I may try it again but ill cut the cuman in half and use beef stock instead of water. Also the cinnamon add's an interesting flavor. It's not usually served with the eggs but i did it and it was a very nice addition.

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03/17/2013
Anonymous

I made this tonight and it was ok, not great. the cuman was too overpowering. I eat this 3-4 times a month in sophie's cuban in NYC so i may be a bit bias as to what i think it should taste like. I may try it again but ill cut the cuman in half and use beef stock instead of water. Also the cinnamon add's an interesting flavor. It's not usually served with the eggs but i did it and it was a very nice addition.

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03/17/2013
Anonymous

I made this tonight and it was ok, not great. the cuman was too overpowering. I eat this 3-4 times a month in sophie's cuban in NYC so i may be a bit bias as to what i think it should taste like. I may try it again but ill cut the cuman in half and use beef stock instead of water. Also the cinnamon add's an interesting flavor. It's not usually served with the eggs but i did it and it was a very nice addition.

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03/14/2012
Anonymous

This was really good, and simple. I used the lean ground beef and cooked the chopped onion with the beef.
I've never had it in a tortilla, but my family enjoys it with instant brown.

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