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Picadillo is a dish of stewed ground beef that is enjoyed all over Latin America and the Philippines. The dish will vary by region and even by household wherever you go and will often include a base of Sofrito – made with onion, garlic, peppers and tomato. Other common ingredients in picadillo are olives, raisins, capers, potatoes, carrots, pine nuts and sometimes hard boiled eggs.
For this dish, we’re using the picadillo as the main ingredient for tacos. You’ll find you won’t need much more than the filling because of how flavorful this recipe is. It’s served alongside calabacitas, which is a super simple and healthy vegetarian dish that screams summer. It’s been eaten for thousands of years in Mexico, using only indigenous crops such as squash, tomatoes, corn and chiles. Once you try it, you’ll understand why this recipe has stood the test of time.