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Beef picadillo


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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Servings4 serves


  • 1/2 kg minced beef
  • 1/2 medium white or brown onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 serrano chillies substitute with jalapeño or green chillies
  • 3 potatoes
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 coriander bunch
  • 8 corn tortillas preferably from La Tortilleria
  • Olive oil
  • Pepper and salt to taste


  • Heat a little bit of oil in a saucepan, add the ground beef and cook for a few minutes until browned, stir with a spoon to make sure the meat cooks evenly.
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  • Finely chop the onion, garlic, coriander and the chillies, dice the potatoes and tomatoes.
    Beef picadillo
  • Add the onion and garlic to the pan with the meat and stir, let it cook until the onion becomes transparent and add the potatoes and the chilli, then mix it all together and let it cook for another 5 minutes.
    Beef picadillo
  • Add the tomatoes, bay leaf and the beef broth, mix again, put the lid on and cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
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  • Add the coriander, salt and pepper to taste, stir and cook for 10 more minutes without the lid.
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  • Serve with corn tortillas and mexican rice.
    Beef picadillo
  • ¡Buen provecho!