Spanish influenced sweet, sour and rich beef dish

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25 mins

1 hr 15 mins


Also works a treat with: Finely chopped mushrooms for a veg/vegan version

Book: Taco Legend Club Recipes (p8)

Goes great with: Plain Rice (p206) and Salsa Mexicana (p164) (from How to Be a Taco Legend) and sour cream

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Picadillo is named after the Spanish word 'picar' meaning to mince or finely chop. Versions of spiced up mince and potatoes are common throughout Latin America, and you can see the Spanish legacy in the seasoning, ingredients and cooking technique of this delicious sweet, sour and rich dish.

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25 mins

1 hr 15 mins



Serves 4


Medium Effort

Main Ingredient



Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Dairy Free

Dairy Free

Taste Profile

Meal Taste


Meal Taste


Meal Taste



Popular Style




  • 500g beef or pork mince
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 large carrot
  • 350g floury potatoes
  • 10g bunch of parsley or coriander
  • 3 tbsp vinegar (white wine or cider vinegar is best)
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 50g raisins (or thinly sliced olives if you prefer a more savoury flavour)
  • Large lidded pan
  • Blender

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