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Ground Beef Picadillo (Ground Beef Filling)

This is ideal for filling tacos, flautas and taquitos.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 1/2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 slices bread, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat, then add oil and ground beef. Lightly brown the meat, stirring and chopping it to break it up.
  2. Meanwhile, blend the remaining ingredients to a paste.
  3. As soon as the meat has been lightly browned, add the blended ingredients and stir until well combined.
  4. Turn the heat to medium low and continue to fry for about 15 minutes, stirring often until most of the liquid has evaporated.

Yield: about 2 cups


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