Picadillo Recipe

Cuba's Picadillo is a great, party pleasing dip. But it also doubles as a perfect meal for two!


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef, 80% lean
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce, (1 can)
  • 1 medium russet potato, very finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered beef base
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 can chipotle in adobo, canned, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bay leaf, small
  • fresh cilantro, about a handful, chopped
  • tortilla chips, for serving


  1. Heat a 10” cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the canola oil, onion, garlic and ground beef.
  3. Saute the mixture until the beef browns, about 5 minutes.
  4. Drain off excess grease with a paper towel (if desired).
  5. Add the tomato sauce, and then refill the can with water and add it to pan. Add the remaining ingredients except the cilantro.
  6. Simmer for 25-35 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked through. If the pan ever looks dry, add additional water. 
  7. Before serving, stir in the cilantro.
  8. Serve with tortilla chips.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 232
Calories 571

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g
  Saturated Fat 9g
Sodium 872mg
Total Carbohydrate 47g
  Dietary Fiber 5g
  Sugars 8g
Protein 23g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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