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Potato Picadillo With Ground Meat (Picadillo de Papa con Carne Molida)

Potato Picadillo With Ground Meat (Picadillo de Papa con Carne Molida)
Los Angeles Times

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Total time: 50 minutes | Serves 8
Note: Bijol is available at Latino markets.

Potato Picadillo

  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon bijol
  • Chicken bouillon powder
  • 8 boiling potatoes

Step 1Place oil, steak sauce, oregano, basil, garlic powder, cumin and pepper to taste, bijol and bouillon powder (for saltiness) in large microwave-safe bowl.

Step 2Peel potatoes and cut into small chunks. Add to bowl and mix well with oil mixture. Cover and microwave 10 minutes. Remove bowl and stir, then microwave again 5 minutes. Remove from microwave and set aside.


  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon powder
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 canned pickled yellow peppers, chopped

Step 1Combine onion, bell pepper, celery, cilantro and bouillon powder.

Step 2In dry skillet over low heat, fry beef 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion mixture and stir until well blended. Cook until meat is browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Add meat mixture and pickled peppers to Potato Picadillo and mix well. Cover and microwave 5 minutes.

Each serving:
261 calories; 458 mg sodium; 48 mg cholesterol; 20 grams fat; 7 grams carbohydrates; 12 grams protein; 0.23 gram fiber.
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