Webisode 4: Picadillo

Welcome to September, National Potato Month and Latino Heritage Month.  I am a proud Latina who loves to eat papas and found this to be the perfect time to have my celebratory hat on for this Picadillo recipe.  It is a dish my family has cherished for years and now I am proudly sharing it with you. Watch the video for a quick how to, and if you like what you see….. subscribe to my You Tube channel by clicking here.

Ingredients for Picadillo:

3 – anaheim chiles

2 – huerito chiles

3 – Idaho Potatoes

2 – medium sized tomatoes

1 – yellow onion

2 – pounds ground beef (70/30)

1 – teaspoon Lawry’s seasoning salt

1/2 – teaspoon ground cumin

1 – teaspoon black pepper

a pinch of oregano

4 – garlic cloves

1 – cup beef broth

Char chiles on a comal (grill) until skin is completely burned. Then place in a ziplock bag to soften in their own moisture for about 30 minutes. Remove from bag and peel charred skin completely off. Then slice and chop chile. Set to the side

Peel, chop into big cubes, and boil Idaho Potatoes for 10 minutes. Drain and set to the side.

In a large frying pan over a medium high flame add 2 tablespoons of oil and allow to get hot for about 3 minutes. Then add in boiled potatoes and fry until crisp and golden brown for about 10 minutes. Once your potatoes are nice and crisp add in your chopped chiles, chopped tomato and onion. Let all the veggies get to know each other by cooking them for about 5 to 7 minutes. Set to the side.

In a different large frying pan over a medium high flame cook ground beef. Make sure to break up the beef into small pieces…. then add in the spice with Lawry, cumin, black pepper, oregano, and garlic. Cook until all ground beef is brown. If there is an excess of oil in the pan, now would be the time to drain most of it. Then add in potato mixture and beef broth. Cover pan with lid and lower flame to a simmer. Let picadillo simmer for 20 minutes. Serve hot with a corn or flour tortilla and let your meat and potato dreams come true.

Thank you with my entire heart and gratitude to my amazing crew! I Love you guys.

Directors:  Mando Lopez and James Ford
Director of Photography:  Tony Molina
Producer:  Lacey Reilly
 Editor:  James Ford
Set Design:  Mando Lopez
Still photos and camera assistant :  Max Azpiazu
On-set morale booster: Kristen Warren
Sound:  Evan Kendra
Equipment: Paul Hopkins
Opening Music: Anger Bros
Musicians: Andrea Bulletti and Mando Lopez
Vocals: Nicole Presley
Music Engineer: Manny Nieto
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Idaho Potato Commission. The recipe and opinions are my own. 
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13 Responses to Webisode 4: Picadillo

  1. Eliana says:

    I think this is my favorite of your webisodes. Not just because your take on picadillo looks outstanding but because you are quite the singer. I want an encore!!!

  2. Elisa says:

    Orale!! Now that’s the way to do it! Showcase your recipe’s and your amazing voice!! Boca de Sandia! I remember the experience, now I get to make real picadillo for my honey as well.

  3. Ruby says:

    nom nom nom I totally love picadillo! I absolutely love your webisodes! I think you are beyond creative and amazing. My favorite part in this one was you breaking into song!

  4. Valentina says:

    so cute! and your signing voice is amazing! 🙂

  5. averagebetty says:

    So much fun, Nicole! And the Picadillo looks amazing! (Love your little fork ring too!) xoxo

  6. Ampelio De Anda says:

    Love your picadillo recipe, the webisode and you look amazing in a Charro suit !!! Think I´ll celebrate the Mexico´s independence day (Sept. 15) with some picadillo… Viva Mexico !!!

  7. Dariela says:

    Awesome, awesome as always! You amazed me with your voice!! Que bella!!

  8. Ay que cute! I had no idea you were so versatile, Nicole. Loved the singing — and LOVE picadillo!! Te felicito for this segment. I look forward to more.

  9. You little diva!! The picadillo made my mouth water and I want some right now. I also want it with a shot of tequila and you by my side singing ranchera songs. Orale! You’ve got an amazing voice. I’m taking you on the road!! You and the crew did a FABULOUS job!

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  11. Lisa Renata says:

    Wow! Me encanto. Funny & very talented. I love picadillo! My family’s version has platano macho & raisins in it. I must make some!!

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  13. j miller says:

    forget the picadillo, what a great voice!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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