Mexican Picadillo con Papas Recipe

Mexican Picadillo con Papas - likeinmexico

Every household in Mexico have their very own Mexican Picadillo Recipe, it’s the same with Carne con Chile the recipe varies all over the country.

Picadillo con Papas | Mexican Picadillo with Potatoes

Makes: 4 servings and bit extra
Time: 40 min (mas o menos)


  • 1 1/2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 Potato, Peeled and Chopped in small cubes.
  • 1 Carrot chopped in small cubers (optional)
  • 1 tsp oil (I used olive oil)
  • 1 Medium size white Onion, chopped.
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced.
  • 5 Tomatillos, husk removed, cooked and chopped (Bring water to boil and add tomatillos, tomatillos are ready when colour change to brighter green)
  • 3 Jalapeños, cooked and chopped in small pieces.
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 Chicken bouillon
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

    How to Make Mexican Picadillo con Papas: 

  1. Bring Water to boil and cook the potato (peeled) (15 min) Set a side, let it cool and chopped.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a pan and brown the ground beef, working in batches add ground beef to pan and cook until browned, seasoned, remove excess of oil and set a side.
  3. Using same pan where ground beef was browned add onion and garlic until fragrant.
  4. Add to the onion, garlic, ground beef, potatoes, carrots, chopped tomatillos, chopped jalapeños, cumin, half chicken bouillon, water, season with salt – pepper and stir well.
  5. Let it boil for about 5 min then reduce heat to medium – low and let it simmer for about 20 min / until almost all liquid is absorbed. Taste and if need add salt & pepper.
  6. Serve with Mexican Rice and warm corn tortillas and avocado on the side
    * I love taco nights, and I often prepare this Mexican Picadillo con Papas.
    Kept it simple, add a splash of lime, salsa verde, bunch of spinach and a bit of shredded chihuahua cheese as the photo below. It’s a bit of Tex-Mex taco style.*Jalapeno pepper can be substitute for serrano pepper, poblano pepper, cuban pepper, any pepper of your choice!*Here is another  Mexican Picadillo Recipe
Mexican Picadillo con Papas Recipe
Taco de Picadillo con Papas, Salsa Verde and Spinach
Picadillo @likeinmexico
Sope de Picadillo con Papas, Queso y Salsa Verde

Buen Provecho, Enjoy!

Valeria V.


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