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March 11, 2019

Steak Picado (Bistec Picado)

Steak Picado, 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

What you need for this easy meal:

  • Round steaks ( Ground beef can be used, drain the fat before adding other ingredients)
  • Onion, thinly sliced
  • Bell peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Garlic cloves
  • Jalapeño or Serrano ( for more spiciness)
Cast iron skillet (recommended)

Steak Picado in cast iron skillet | The Busy Abuelita

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

Steak Picado taco with avocado slices
Steak Picado Taco with avocado slices.

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Quick and easy dinner to whip up for a hungry family. Steak strips, bell peppers, onions perfect combination for tacos, burrito, or with rice & beans.

  • 2 large round steaks, cut into 2-inch strips
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, stemmed, and thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, stemmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño, stemmed, sliced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp New Mexico Chile powder
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro
  • 2 cups of water
  • 3 tbsp oil

  1. Heat a large frying pan or cast-iron skillet over
    medium-high heat. Add oil to pan and brown meat on both sides,
    then add sliced onion and garlic.
  2. Add bell pepper and jalapeño, cook together for
    several minutes. Stir constantly until vegetables
    are slightly tender.
  3. Mix in tomatoes and cumin, cilantro, chile powder, and black
    pepper. Add just enough water to cover the meat
    and vegetables.
  4. Bring to a boil then cover, adjust heat to a low
    setting, and simmer for another 30-45 minutes
  5. Serve Steak Picado with its vegetables and broth;
    it should be juicy with a little broth, not dry, or
  6. Salt to taste

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