Picadillo is a hearty Filipino ground beef stew in a rich tomato sauce with potatoes, carrots, and raisins. It’s simple to make and inexpensive, but it’s filling and delicious. Excellent with steamed rice!
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 onion, peeled and chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 cup water or beef broth
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and cubed
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- 1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed
- 1/4 cup green olives, pitted
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Cook until the onions and garlic are softened.
- Cook, breaking ground beef into pieces with the back of a spoon, until lightly browned. Excess fat, if any, should be drained.
- Cook for 1 to 2 minutes after adding the fish sauce.
- Combine tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes in a mixing bowl.
- Bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the beef is cooked through.
- Add the potatoes, carrots, and raisins. Cover and continue to cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
- Mix in the green peas and olives.
- Cook until the sauce has reduced and thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Category: Beef
- Method: Beef
- Cuisine: Filipino
- Serving Size: 4 servings
- Calories: 399kcal
- Sugar: 4g
- Sodium: 575mg
- Fat: 25g
- Saturated Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 20g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 22g
- Cholesterol: 80mg
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