Go Back
+ servings
A bowl with ground beef, potatoes, peas & corn. White fork and napkin on foreground

Healthy Mexican Picadillo

Mexican Picadillo is a traditional dish with ground beef, potatoes and other veggies. This healthy Mexican version uses lean ground beef without sacrificing any flavors! 
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 320kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • 1 large russet potato chopped in small cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb 96% ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1/2 poblano chile or 1 Anaheim chile chopped
  • 4 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup broth chicken, beef or vegetable. Anything works. Add more for a more juicy dish
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup roasted or regular corn kernels
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Mix the cubed potatoes with olive oil and cook in a small skillet on medium heat. Keep stirring to ensure that the potatoes are cooked even.
  • While the potatoes cook, cook the ground beef in a medium sauce pan on medium high heat. Add the garlic salt and break the beef into small pieces while you stir.
  • When the meat is 3/4 cooked, add the onions, tomato, chile, tomato sauce, & broth. Cook until the onion becomes clear and meat is completely cooked.
  • Add the frozen peas, corn kernels and potatoes.
  • Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  • Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes and remove from heat.
  • Serve while is hot.


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 351mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g