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Picadillo Tacos

Picadillo Tacos

My sister gave me the Muy Bueno cookbook for Christmas this past year. My sister Irene loves Mexican food and has been cooking it a lot longer than I have. I remember her making Mexican rice pudding when I was younger and even some flautas when I was a teenager. At that point in my life I still hadn’t discovered my love for cooking or baking but it was only a matter of time. Good cooking just seems to run in my family.

Picadillo Tacos

 

When my sister gave me this cookbook, she said it was the real deal. And after trying this recipe, I agree! As soon as I saw this Picadillo recipe I knew it would be the first one I was going to try. Here in Texas you can find tacos on nearly every street corner, but unfortunately they all don’t offer Picadillo Tacos, at least not here in my little suburb of Houston. So for me that just means making them myself. And I am okay with that!

Picadillo Tacos

As soon as the beef hit the pan I smelled the aroma, and was immediately taken back to a time when I was a young girl. My grandma Geneva was in the kitchen making something out of nothing, as usual. This may have not been my grandma Geneva’s recipe for Picadillo Tacos but man it sure tasted like something she had cooked for me before. This is an easy to prepare meal and an affordable one at that. So put this one on your regular rotation.

Picadillo Tacos

Looking for more Mexican inspired recipes? Try my grandma Mary’s Fideo, and for dessert, this Tres Leches Cake. Or check out Muy Bueno’s blog for more great recipes and stories.

Picadillo Tacos

Picadillo Tacos

Yield: 4 servings (2 tacos each)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 organic small white onion, chopped
  • 1 pound organic ground beef
  • 2 organic garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 organic Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small organic russet potato, peeled and finely diced
  • Homemade tortillas or store bought
  • Avocado for garnish (optional)
  • Mexican cheese for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until translucent.
  2. Add ground beef and brown. Using a potato masher, mash ground beef into small pieces so no large lumps remain. Drain off grease.
  3. Add garlic, salt, tomatoes and potatoes and cook over medium heat for about 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until potatoes are done.
  4. Meanwhile, over a gas stove heat up tortillas on the grate of a gas burner, flipping over so each side gets a nice char. If you do not have a gas stove top you can also heat the tortillas in a microwave for about 30 seconds.

Notes

Nutritional information does not include tortilla.

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 323Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 554mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 23g

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Karly Campbell

Tuesday 26th of April 2016

There's never a bad time for tacos. And I really mean that... like, I could eat these for every meal. I can't WAIT to try these!

Keith @ How's it Lookin?

Tuesday 26th of April 2016

I gotta try this. I never had this kind of taco before, thanks for sharing

Grace | eat, write + explore

Tuesday 26th of April 2016

Love the look of these! Such a great use of simple ingredients to make something special - the taco cravings are real right now.

Thalia @ butter and brioche

Tuesday 26th of April 2016

I am so craving tacos right now! It has been too long since I made some Mexican and these images definitely have me craving it.

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