Ground beef for tacos or Picadillo is a “Mexican traditional” dish whose main ingredients are ground beef and diced vegetables, cooked in a tomato-based sauce. Picadillo means you “dice everything” (picar in Spanish means chop or dice). This traditional Mexican dish is very flexible as it can be served with beans, rice, corn or flour tortilla for tacos, tostadas , gorditas , sopes , burritos… Each state in Mexico has its own way to serve this dish.
For us at Molli, this Ground Beef recipe is a staple to make tacos. Use very lean, 90-95% lean, ground beef.
All the ingredients are usually chopped before cooking. “Chopping” in Spanish is “picar” or “cortar”, which is where the dish gets its original name: Picadillo
- lb Ground beef
- 3 tsp Canola oil
- ½ Medium onion diced
- 2 Garlic cloves minced
- 1 Large Russet potato diced
- 2 Medium carrots diced
- 1 jar Molli Morelos Cooking Sauce
- Salt and ground pepper to taste
Heat oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft but not browned.
Add the meat and black pepper. Stir constantly until meat is fully browned.
Add the Morelos sauce, bring to a boil.
Add potato and carrot, cover and cook on medium-low heat for 15 minutes or until potato is fully cooked.
Season with salt to taste. Serve with a side of rice or corn tortillas. Provecho!