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Picadillo is a mixture of ground pork or beef, onions, garlic and tomatoes. It is frequently used as stuffing for a Chile Relleno


  • 1/4 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 cup ready made sofrito – See Recipe
  • 1/4 cup diced bell pepper (green and yellow or red)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (1/8 bunch)
  • 1/4 cup sliced olives
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 TBL tomato paste to thicken if necessary – Should be kind of like meat loaf


  1. Brown the ground beef and pork
  2. Add Onions and cook until start to brown
  3. Add sofrito and peppers
  4. Add the olives, capers, salt and pepper, and tomato sauce.
  5. Add chopped cilantro
  6. Cook another 5-10 minutes IF NECESSARY to cook down any extra liquids.


  • Picadillo needs to be moist but not runny, so not a lot of tomato sauce is used. But if you are serving it as a side dish use more tomato sauce. Usually a dish like this uses more sofrito, but I like to see the chopped spices so I reduce the amount of sofrito and add chopped ingredients – more like a pico de gallo.

Find more like this: Appetizers and Sides, Part of another recipe

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