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Filipino picadillo served over steamed rice on a plate
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Filipino-style Picadillo with Potatoes

Picadillo is a hearty Filipino ground beef stew with potatoes, carrots, and raisins in a rich tomato sauce. It's easy to make and budget-friendly yet so hearty and tasty. Perfect with steamed rice!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 399kcal

Ingredients

Picadillo Soup Version

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 large Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 cups water or beef broth
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • salt and pepper to taste

Picadillo Stew Version

  • 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

Instructions

Picadillo Soup Version

  • In a pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until limp.
  • Add ground beef and cook, breaking to pieces with the back of a spoon, until lightly browned. Drain excess fat, if any. 
  • Add fish sauce and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and cook, mashing with the back of a spoon until softened and release juice. 
  • Add water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes or until beef is cooked through. 
  • Add potatoes. Cover and continue to simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

Picadillo Stew Version

  • In a pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened.
  • Add ground beef and cook, breaking to pieces with the back of a spoon, until lightly browned. Drain excess fat, if any. 
  • Add fish sauce and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes.
  • Add water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes or until beef is cooked through. 
  • Add potatoes, carrots, raisins. Cover and continue to simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. 
  • Add green peas and olives.
  • Continue to cook until sauce is reduced and thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Notes

Nutritional info is based on the stew version.

Nutrition

Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 575mg | Potassium: 935mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3615IU | Vitamin C: 15.9mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 5.4mg