Steak Picado (Bistec Picado)

Steak Picado is a mildly spicy beef stir fry that brings together onions, bell peppers, garlic, and seasonings and transforms these ingredients into a mouthwatering, delicious meal. 
Steak Picado is one of the easiest meals to prepare and is a versatile recipe. Steak Picado is perfect for burritos, tacos, nachos, or as a topping on tostadas.

What you need for this easy meal:

All ingredients can be modified to your taste
  • Round steaks, or sirloin steaks, cut into strips 
  • Onion, thinly sliced
  • Bell peppers, cut into thin slices
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Garlic cloves, minced
  • Jalapeño or Serrano ( for more spiciness)
  • Hatch chile strips (optional)
Seasonings: Cumin, black pepper, Chile Powder

Cast iron skillet (recommended)

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How to Make Steak Picado

  • Heat a large frying pan or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Brown meat on both sides, then add sliced onion and garlic.
  • Add bell peppers and jalapeño, and mix in tomatoes and cumin, dried cilantro, chile powder, and black pepper.  
  • Stir constantly until vegetables are slightly tender. Lower heat to simmer, cover, and cook for 45 minutes. 

Steak Picado meat and bell peppers

Steak Picado Burrito topped with cheese

Ways to serve Steak Picado:

Steak Picado Taco - Top with avocado slices, guacamole, and Mexican crema for a delicious juicy taco. Serve with rice and/or beans.

Steak Picado Burrito - Fill tortilla with Picado meat & peppers, wrap and cover with juice from Picado, and top with cheese. 

Steak Picado Tostadas - Layer tostada shell with guacamole first, add Steak Picado, and drizzle with Mexican crema.

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Steak Picado