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Cuban Picadillo

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  • 1 pound 90% lean ground pork
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup white onion (chopped)
  • 2 cups new potatoes (cooked, cut into 1/4-inch cubes)
  • 1 1/4 cups tomatillo salsa
  • 1 cup frozen corn (thawed)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup queso fresco (crumbled)
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    1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet; add onion and sauté for about 5 minutes.
    2. Add ground pork, breaking into crumbles with the back of a spoon and turning frequently until browned on all sides.
    3. Add potatoes, salsa and corn; stir and cook 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Fold in cilantro and sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.
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    Luly 2 months ago
    I didn't want to include a rating because I haven't made it, but the app forces you to so I used 3 as a middle ground. I can unequivocally state, however, that the title of this recipe is incorrect and misleading (so if someone is looking for Cuban picadillo and they make this recipe they might be greatly disappointed). Don't get me wrong, reading through the ingredients it sounds delicious - but this does not, in any way, shape or form, represent authentic Cuban picadillo. Cubans typically use regular ground beef (not pork) to make picadillo (though I make my version with turkey for health reasons -so I wouldn't call mine authentic either but the spices and method is very true to authentic picadillo), and we do not use queso fresco in authentic Cuban cooking, nor is there corn or any type of tomatillo in our picadillo. The potatoes are optional and some Cubans add raisins (I don't care for them myself). This definitely sounds more like a Mexican version of picadillo. I don't know that the word "authentic" would fit there either because I don't think Mexicans call their meat/beef hash "picadillo"? This isn't meant to offend anyone who loves this recipe I just wanted to straighten it out in the event someone is trying to find a recipe for authentic Cuban picadillo. I hate when I think I am making something based on a title and it turns out completely differently than what I was looking for.
    Teshan F. 2 months ago
    Potatoes needed more cooking but other than that, it was really really good
    Great blend of flavors and all 4 kids ate it, so we’ll definitely be making this again
    Balaski 4 months ago
    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!will make this again
    1 5 months ago
    Delicious, very easy to make. The family loved it.
    MartinnitraM . 7 months ago
    first time and it came out delicious, or wife is lying to make me feel better
    Eve 7 months ago
    Just made this dish, it's delicious and everyone loved it.
    Crystal S. 8 months ago
    nice, simple and delicious. my toddler loved it.
    Morello 10 months ago
    Excellent great flavor! For the ones saying potatoes were hard and they needed to be cooked longer you might want to read the directions again it calls for the potatoes to be cooked first!
    Niko Z. a year ago
    It turned out great although I didn't use ground pork, just sliced pork to tiny pieces and I' ve added a few more spices (basil, sweet red pepper, garlic powder, celery, chilli powder), according to my taste. And I've prepared potatoes separately because tomatoe doesn't cooperate well with potatoe.
    Shepstone a year ago
    delicious! will make often
    Patrick S. a year ago
    I've not had authentic Cuban Picadillo, but I really enjoyed this version. I did roast the potatoes separately and it turned out great. I will make this again. Ignore Ivis' one star review. I mean why would Ivis even make this if she knew it wasn't authentic?
    Kathryn S. a year ago
    Very easy dish to prepare and very tasty. Certainly would make this again.
    Will a year ago
    I like this a lot. Very easy to make once the potatoes are cooked through
    Chandra a year ago
    Definitely needs more spices/flavor than this recipe calls for, but it is great if you make sure to add whatever you have. I used a can of green enchilada sauce instead of tomatillo, and plenty of fresh garlic, some homemade pork bone broth gravy, fresh chopped spinach, herbs, cumin, coriander, and topped with avocado, cilantro, and sour cream. Served over rice. Turned out fantastic!
    Natalie Ashworth a year ago
    i used 2 jars of salsa and put eggs on top w/lid to cook. GREAT
    Mr.Ninja a year ago
    pretty good! not to mad about this meal.
    Missy W. a year ago
    So yummy! Will make again!
    Diane a year ago
    Family loved it, have made several times now
    Odet 2 years ago
    very tasty! i would make this again
    Chuck E. 2 years ago
    Very simple process with everything cooked in 1 pan - dish was a crowd pleaser! Added a 1/3 of a chopped red pepper near the end for additional flavor.
    Maldonado 2 years ago
    everyone asked for seconds! i added more spices to the meat, and cut the potatoes smaller so they would cook quicker. i also added peppers. making it again!
    Meagan McWhorter 2 years ago
    delicious! This will definitely be going in the dinner rotation.
    Brian Axelson 2 years ago
    very tasty,would make it again, made 4 large portions
    Michael Savage 2 years ago
    fantastic. doing this again soon. super simple. we used caynne chiplote salsa and served with white rice. loved it and full of flavor.
    Kayla Juillerat 2 years ago
    Loved it! The potatoes need to be done differently in my opinion though. They came out too hard. Other than that, the flavor was great and its a simple meal.
    Nicole Benham 2 years ago
    I made this last week and the whole family loved it.
    Forbes 2 years ago
    I added extra sauce. it was good
    Gonzalez 2 years ago
    Great meal, added red pepper
    Ivis 2 years ago
    I don’t know why the author calls this Cuban picadillo because this is nothing close to it. The real recipe calls for onions, sweet bell peppers, garlic Which are pureed and fried in olive oil, then ground beef, tomato paste, Tomato purée, capers, olives, raisins, fried cube potatoes optional, Salt, some additional garlic, onion powder, cumin and oregano powder to taste, dry white cooking wine simmer