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4.75 from 4 votes

Mexican Picadillo

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: mexican food, picadillo, whole30
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb ground beef or meat of choice
  • 1 large potato (or 2 small ones) diced
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and diced
  • 3 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chopped. Remove seeds for less heat
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup cilantro


  • Place the potatoes and carrots in a pot with enough water to cover them. Bring to boil just until they start to soften.
  • Meanwhile, place large skillet over medium heat and add some oil. Once hot, add onion and ground beef. Break apart ground beef, season with s&p and cumin, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, tomatoes, and jalapenos to beef mixture and cook for 5 minutes. Add carrots, potatoes, juice of both limes, and cilantro. Allow to simmer for additional 10 minutes.