Picadillo Recipe









This is one of those dishes that are perfect on a chilly day. It’s comfort food, it’s easy to make, AND best of all it falls in line with my healthier eating. Here is my basic recipe. I will add other items I have on hand (squash, diced carrots, celery, etc. just work with what you have). ­­­­ Eating healthier doesn’t have to be boring.  Enjoy friends, and send to me, or tag me in pics of what you’ve made!



1 lb ground beef

1/3 onion

1 clove garlic

1 large can petite diced tomatoes

½  cup water

2 cubes Chicken Bouillon (I prefer Knorr)

3 medium potatoes peeled and diced

2+ whole Jalapeños (depends how many people eat them)

1 ½ cup Fideo (I prefer Q&Q Brand)



Finely dice onion and garlic (I throw mine in an electric chopper)

In large pan or stockpot, Brown ground beef and drain

Add in onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes

Add in petite diced tomatoes, chicken bouillon, water, and diced potatoes and jalepenos

Add Salt and pepper to taste

Bring to a boil and then cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are softened.

Add Fideo and cook for 3 minutes, or until soft (different brands take different cook times be sure to read directions)

When finished, I put jalepenos to the side so I don’t risk them tearing as my children won’t eat it if they do. You can choose to dice them and leave in the dish.  

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