Minced Pork Recipe (Pork Picadillo)
This minced pork recipe, or pork picadillo, is a savory Latin American dish containing ground pork and various spices. It's ready in 30 minutes or less and is perfect for a weeknight dinner.
Servings: 6 servings
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- ½ cup onion, chopped
- ½ cup bell pepper, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 teaspoon adobo
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 tablespoons homemade sofrito
- ½ cup tomato sauce
- 1 medium potato, chopped
- ¼ cup alcaparrado
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat.
Stir in the onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until the onion becomes translucent.
Stir in the pork. Add the adobo, black pepper, oregano, and paprika. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the meat is brown.
Stir in the sofrito, tomato sauce, potatoes, and alcaparrado. Let it cook for about 2 minutes.
Pour in the water and stir. Continue to cook for about 15 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated and the potatoes are cooked through.
Serve over white rice with a side of black beans and maduros.
- Cut potatoes into small cubes to ensure they cook through quickly.
- Ground pork should be cooked to an internal minimal temperature of 160 degrees before consuming.
Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 928IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg