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267
Calories 
25g
Carbs 
7g
Fat 
28g
Protein 
5
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(6 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Picadillo is a traditional Latin dish that essentially is stewed ground beef with tomatoes, potatoes, and a little or a lot of spice depending on your preferences. I love making mine with lots of spice, adding chipotles and whole jalapenos, and serving it on it’s own or wrapped in warm, corn tortillas for tacos. Many people also add raisins, capers, and sometimes even walnuts to their picadillo. It is definitely a dish that gets better the next day and is sure to satisfy “meat and potatoes” cravings. In terms of the picture, before I could get a better one, spoons where in the pot and eating commenced. It’s a favorite in my house.

Prep Time

Picadillo

4
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

4
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 U onion, diced
  • 3 U cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 U carrots, diced
  • 1 lb 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 U jalapenos
  • 1 U potato, peeled and diced small
  • 18 oz can tomato sauce
  • 4 tbsp. chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1 U bay leaf
  • Salt and Pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
421g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267
Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat 3g
13%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 70mg
24%
Sodium 1 451mg
63%
Total Carbohydrate 25g
11%
Dietary Fiber 6g
27%
Sugars 10g
Protein 28g

Directions

  1. In a large pot, saute onions, garlic, and carrots in vegetable oil until it becomes fragrant. Meanwhile, blend the tomato sauce and chipotle peppers together in a blender. Set aside.
  2. Add in the ground beef and brown completely, breaking it up as you cook it. Add salt and pepper to taste so that the hamburger mixture is well seasoned.
  3. Add in the potatoes, whole jalapenos, and the bay leaf. Saute for an additional 4-5 minutes until the bay leaf is fragrant.
  4. Pour in the tomato sauce and let simmer on low for 45-60 minutes until the potatoes have softened. Enjoy on it’s own or in tacos!
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  • Katie Martinson's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

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    The first time I made this I cut the stems of the jalapeños and ended up with a very spicy but still delicious dinner. Now when I make it I have a more appropriate spice level and I find this dish to be a very comforting dinner
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