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Minced Pork with serving spoon and lime wedges on the side
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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Latin
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Vanessa



  • 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