Carne Picada (Spicy Ground Beef)

Carne Picada (Spicy Ground Beef) created by Anonymous

This is served in Colombian restaurants as part of their "Mountain Platter" or "Bandeja Paisa". It is usually served with a fried egg on top, rice and beans, slice avocado, sweet fried plantains, corn cake and pork rinds (chiccharone).

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ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 12 cup onion, diced
  • 5 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon
  • salt and pepper

directions

  • Saute onion in oil in a large skillet over medium low heat until translucent. Add jalapeno and cook about 10 minutes more. Remove onion and peppers and set aside.
  • Raise heat to medium and quickly brown ground beef. Drain off fat and return onions and peppers. Add tomatoes, garlic, bouillon, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Saute over low heat for 15 minutes.
  • This can also be prepared using beef broth rather than the bouillon. You would add it at the same time, just cook until desired consistency.
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"This is served in Colombian restaurants as part of their "Mountain Platter" or "Bandeja Paisa". It is usually served with a fried egg on top, rice and beans, slice avocado, sweet fried plantains, corn cake and pork rinds (chiccharone)."

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  1. auk413
    Made this last night for tacos. It was a little bland, so I added salt & pepper, 1 tsp oregano and 1 tsp ground coriander. Came out delicious! Thanks for the recipe, it definitely gave me a jumping off point (I bought meat specifically for carne picada from Aldi's and had NO idea what to do with it!)
  2. auk413
    Salt, pepper, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp ground coriander
  3. Anonymous
    Carne Picada (Spicy Ground Beef) Created by Anonymous
  4. Kathleen T.
    I really wanted to like this recipe. I love Cuban food and wanted to try something from Columbia. I followed the recipe exactly with one exception. I only used three jalapenos. The heat was fine and I could have added two more. My problem with the recipe is that it lacks flavor.
  5. Don B.
    This is very good but I have a variation. Instead of using ground beef, I buy (or make myself), shaved steak. To make yourself, buy an inexpensive steak. Chill it in a freezer until it is stiff (about an hour). Slice it into thin strips. Finally, pound the strops with a kitchen mallet so that they are paper thin.
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