Cheap and Easy Picadillo
by Jennifer Vazquez
(Knoxville TN, USA)
Donna's Note: This dish is a staple in many Mexican kitchens as well as in the food stalls at the markets. In San Miguel de Allende, you can try it at the Tuesday Market, the San Juan de Dios Market or the Ignacio Ramirez Market. Delicious with warm corn tortillas.
1 lb. ground beef
Salt and pepper
1 jalapeño pepper(deseeded and chopped)
1 med. onion( chopped)
1 med. can mixed vegetables (peas, corn, green beans, carrots, etc.) drained
1 med. can chopped tomatoes(undrained)
1. Brown ground beef in skillet and drain off the fat. Return to skillet.
2. Add salt, pepper, onions, jalapeño pepper, and 1/2 the can of tomatoes. Cook until jalapeño is softened, stirring frequently.
3. Add the rest of the can of tomatoes and the can of veggies. Gently stir and continue cooking until the veggies are heated through.
Serve with warm corn tortillas, Spanish or white rice, and black beans.