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Chef André’s Mom’s Filipino Ground Beef Picadillo

We’re thrilled to share the recipe for Chef André’s mom’s Filipino Ground Beef Picadillo. Our kitchen uses a recipe written for 2,000 to prepare this for our clients, but don’t worry!– we rewrote this for four.

Picadillo is a dish found in the traditional cuisines of many Latin American countries and also in the Philippines, made of ground meat and other ingredients that vary by region. The name comes from the Spanish word picar which means to mince.  Ours is filled with beef, veggies and delicious spices, like sustainably sourced smoked Paprika which we buy from our friends at Burlap and Barrel.  Our clients love it because it is high in flavor and low in salt. The minced meat is also easy for most of our clients to chew. We serve it with garlic and egg rice.  Our nutrition department says that this dish brings together low-fat beef, assorted vegetables, and rice to create a complete meal that is not only nutritious and delicious, but also full of love.

"It's something that I grew up with, always made me feel great, and I'm hoping our clients love it too!" - Chef Andre

Please enjoy this at home and let us know what you think in the comments section below!


2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1.5 lbs ground beef
2 ½ Tablespoon smoked paprika
¾ teaspoon garlic powder
¾ teaspoon onion powder
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 cup diced tomatoes, fresh or canned
1 large potato, diced
1 medium carrot, diced
1 cup of green beans, French cut


  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over a medium flame.
  2. Sautee the onion and garlic until they begin to turn golden.
  3. Add the ground beef and break it up. Continue to cook over a medium-high heat, until no pink remains. Drain the beef of most of the grease.
  4. Season the beef with the smoked paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder. Mix well.
  5. Mix in the soy sauce, diced tomatoes, and enough water to cover the mixture.
  6. Bring to a boil and add the potatoes and carrots, reduce to a simmer.
  7. Continue to simmer until the carrots and potatoes are tender and the flavors have married.
  8. Mix in the green beans and continue to cook for a few more minutes.
  9. Serve with white rice.
Chef Andre with Beef Picadillo

Chef Andre with Beef Picadillo in production in the kitchen

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