Recipe of the Week: Picadillo Con Papas

mag813 October 3, 2017 0
Recipe of the Week: Picadillo Con Papas


  • 3 lbs ground turkey or ground beef
  • 3 cups precooked chunky mashed potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, low sodium
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons creole seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons oregano, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • green onion to garnish
  • cilantro and juice of a lime optional


  1. Mix seasoning blend together and set aside.
  2. Add about 3 tablespoons olive oil to a pan over medium heat, add onion and saute for about 3 minutes, add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  3. Add meat and season with half the seasoning blend, break up meat with the back of a cooking spoon.
  4. Cook meat for about 20 minutes or until browned, drain meat if using beef.
  5. Add a little more oil to pan if needed and place meat back into pan.
  6. Add potatoes and remaining seasoning. Mix well leaving a little chunks in the potatoes.
  7. Add broth, bring mixture to boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  8. If using add fresh cilantro and a little lime juice when cooked before serving.
  9. Garnish with green onions.

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