Filipino Picadillo Recipe

February 24, 2015
(Last Updated On: March 9, 2015)

How to cook Filipino style Picadillo Recipe

Picadillo Recipe originally came from Cuba, the Cuban version include lots of peppers, garlic, onions, cumin, oregano,  beef stock, tomato sauce, olives and on occasion raisins, and potatoes and sauteed in olive oil with white wine. The Cuban usually serve this dish with black turtle beans and rice.

The Filipino style Picadillo Recipe is traditionally made with ground beef with either potatoes or chayote but most of the time chayote is used because it is a lot more cheaper than potatoes. Most Filipino called this dish Giniling na Karne, Filipino term for ground meat.

filipino picadillo recipe

Filipino Picadillo Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kilo Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup carrots, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup Frozen green peas, thawed
  • 5 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium-sized onion, minced
  • 1 piece Beef cube
  • 4 tbsp. Canola cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Filipino Picadillo Instructions:

  • Heat a saucepan then pour Canola cooking oil.
  • Fry the potatoes, carrots and green peas then set aside.
  • Saute garlic until the color turns light brown.
  • Add the onions then cook until the color becomes transparent.
  • Add the lean ground beef and cook until it turns light brown.
  • Add the tomato sauce and water then add the beef cube and bring it to a boil.
  • Lower the heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add the green peas, potatoes and carrots then mix-well then cook for another 10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  • Add some salt according to your taste and ground black pepper then stir.
  • Serve with steamed rice.

Filipino Picadillo Recipe

Filipino Picadillo Recipe is a beef dish that is quick and easy to prepare, and is great over steamed rice, or as a filling for Empanada.

filipino picadillo recipe


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    Lisa Coomer Queen

    October 17, 2016 at 10:00 am

    This dish looks yummy! I will have to try for my husband. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Sue M.

    April 10, 2015 at 9:28 am

    This looks like a very delicious recipe, I will definitely try it, thank you for posting!

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    Aldrin Montierro

    March 22, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I love this recipe, yummy. must try.

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    Laarni noma

    March 6, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    this is my kids favorite recipe….simple ingredients and budget saving……tks for the recipe !!!!!

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    Donna L.

    March 4, 2015 at 4:37 am

    This looks so delicious!

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    Sandra Watts
    March 1, 2015 at 3:32 am

    I love all your great recipes and your newsletter.

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    February 28, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    This looks delicious and easy to make. The prep and cook time are not long at all.

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    Lisa Brown

    February 28, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Looks flavorful; love how the rice is in a cube shape, fun to look at and appealing.

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    Holly Thomas

    February 28, 2015 at 7:30 am

    My husband would love this!

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    February 28, 2015 at 6:03 am

    not familiar to me “Picadillo ” i use to read this article for me to know what is it.. and now i know i got an idea about this so i will try to do this by next week for our family affair..hope that the outcome is good.. goodluck to me!! 🙂

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    John Thuku

    February 28, 2015 at 3:43 am

    That looks yummy. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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    Audrea S

    February 27, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    this looks so good might have to make it this weekend

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