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Beef and Pork Picadillo
Picadillo, which came from the Spanish word picar (meaning "to mince" or "to chop"), is a traditional dish in Spain and in many Latin American countries. It is also a traditional dish in the Philippines where it is commonly known as giniling and also Arroz a la Cubana (usually with fried plantains, egg, and rice). It is usually made with ground beef, tomatoes, and other ingredients which may vary per region.

I like using a combination of ground beef and pork as it brings out more flavor. I also add tomato sauce aside from fresh tomatoes. While others put potatoes, carrots, raisins, and some even use sausages, I like my picadillo simple yet flavorful, so I only use potatoes and bell peppers for the veggies.
Ingredients
  • 450-500 grams minced beef
  • 450-500 grams minced pork
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium-sized onions, minced
  • 2 medium-sized potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 1 small orange bell pepper
  • 1 small green bell pepper
  • 1 250-gram pack tomato sauce
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • salt and black ground pepper to taste
Instructions
1. Put the minced pork and beef in a pan, cover, and cook over medium heat, around 5 minutes or until fat is rendered. Now were ready to sauté.2. Put the ground meat on the side of the pan and add in the garlic, cooking it until golden brown. I like cooking the garlic well (though not totally burnt) as it adds more flavor to the dish.3. Add in the onions and cook until they become translucent.4. Add in the tomatoes and bell peppers and cook and stir for about 3 minutes.5. Stir the veggies and ground meat all together and add in the soy sauce and sugar. You may increase the amount of sugar if you want it a little sweeter. :) Add pepper to taste. Cover and simmer for about a minute.6. Add in the potatoes next, cover, and cook for another 3 minutes.7. Pour in the tomato sauce and stir, making sure that everything is well incorporated. Cover and let it simmer until sauce is reduced and potatoes are tender. Afterwards, give it a quick stir and then turn off the heat.8. Put the picadillo in a clean plate, serve, and enjoy!
Notes:
* For those who do not eat pork, you can omit it from the recipe and just double the amount of beef. You can also add in other ingredients to your heart's and tummy's desire. :)
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 10-12 servings

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I was checking through my blog posts and noticed that I haven't posted a recipe for quite some time now. My last recipe post was back in December of last year, so let me make it up to you this time. I'd been trying to check which ones to post first (yes even my recipe backlogs are piling up) until I finally decided to post my picadillo recipe.

Picadillo, which came from the Spanish word picar (meaning "to mince" or "to chop"), is a traditional dish in Spain and in many Latin American countries. It is also a traditional dish in the Philippines where it is commonly known as giniling and also Arroz a la Cubana (usually with fried plantains, egg, and rice). It is usually made with ground beef, tomatoes, and other ingredients which may vary per region.

I like using a combination of ground beef and pork as it brings out more flavor. I also add tomato sauce aside from fresh tomatoes. While others put potatoes, carrots, raisins, and some even use sausages, I like my picadillo simple yet flavorful, so I only use potatoes and bell peppers for the veggies.

This recipe goes out to all who had been requesting for it since forever. :p

Ingredients:

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4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium-sized onions, minced
2 medium-sized potatoes, cut into small cubes
2 medium-sized tomatoes, cut into small cubes
1 small red bell pepper, cut into small cubes
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450-500g minced beef
450-500g minced pork
1 small orange bell pepper, cut into small cubes
1 small green bell pepper, cut into small cubes
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1 250g-pack tomato sauce
4 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sugar
black ground pepper and salt to taste
Preparation and Cooking Procedures:

Put the minced pork and beef in a pan, cover, and cook over medium heat, around 5 minutes or until fat is rendered. Now were ready to sauté.

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Put the ground meat on the side of the pan and add in the garlic, cooking it until golden brown. I like cooking the garlic well (though not totally burnt) as it adds more flavor to the dish. Add in the onions and cook until they become translucent.

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Add in the tomatoes and bell peppers and cook and stir for about 3 minutes.

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Stir the veggies and ground meat all together and add in the soy sauce and sugar. You may increase the amount of sugar if you want it a little sweeter. :) Add pepper to taste. Cover and simmer for about a minute. Add in the potatoes next, cover, and cook for another 3 minutes.

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Pour in the tomato sauce and stir, making sure that everything is well incorporated. Cover and let it simmer until sauce is reduced and potatoes are tender. Afterwards, give it a quick stir and then turn off the heat. Put the picadillo in a clean plate, serve, and enjoy!

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* For those who do not eat pork, you can omit it from the recipe and just double the amount of beef. You can also add in other ingredients to your heart's and tummy's desire. :)

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