Dinner For Two: Picadillo

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Many of the recipes that come out of my kitchen have a lot of spice. I can’t help it—I grew up in the land of Tex-Mex food and I know my way around jalapeños, chipotles, tomatillos, and pasillas.  If you ever want to get me talking, buy me a frozen margarita (with salt) and ask me to explain how Tex-Mex food is a regional food all its own and is not a version of inferior Mexican food.  Just sayin’.

This picadillo might look like a funny colored bowl of chili, but it isn’t.  It’s a spicy and tangy beef and potato dip that is my go-to on nights when we need a quick dinner.  Picadillo is originally a Cuban dish, but I left out the raisins and olives and made it Tex-Mex with chipotles, apple cider vinegar, and fresh cilantro.

Serve it with tortilla chips or red bell pepper chips for dipping and enjoy!

Picadillo-recipe

Head on over to Food Fanatic for the recipe for my Picadillo recipe.

 

Comments

  1. says

    I am so with you and I did not grow up in Texas! I love a lot of seasoning and spice, no boring! I have never heard of Picadillo, but it looks awesome and anything you can dip chips into I am game!

  2. Esther says

    I just had picadillo for the first time the other day and it was amazing! I’ll have to try your version. Delish!

  3. says

    I am so glad I found your blog, you have a delicious collection of recipes and photos. This picadillo sounds pretty fantastic, I have not tried one but I think this is going to be on my list of things to make soon!

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