Picadillo Ala Akane

Since I had a lot of free time on my hands when I was pregnant with Choi, i made it a habit to browse through cookbooks and cooking websites. I figured, it's about time I learned how to create something edible for the little person I was carrying inside back then. 

One of my all-time favorites, Picadillo seemed complicated to prepare to me when I was more like the food taster than the chef. So, here I am, sharing my own recipe of Picadillo - a mexican dish which is a lot like "menudong giniling" sans the carrots and the green peas. 


1 kilo ground pork
1 kilo potatoes (medium sized) - cut into small cubes 
2 pcs red bell pepper
1 big onion
1 clove garlic
1 medium sized del monte tomato sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon patis (fish sauce)
Sugar (optional)
1 dozen boiled eggs or 1 dozen quail eggs 


1. Sautee' garlic in hot oil, wait till brown before adding onions, wait for onion to crystalize

2. Add ground pork, wait till meat is brown

3. Add potato cubes and cover pan. (wait until the potato is soft)

4. Once potato becomes a bit tender, pour in tomato sauce, stir for one minute then cover pan

5. Add 1 teaspoon of salt, stir then let boil

6. Add 1 teaspoon of fish sauce then let boil - do not stir

7. This is optional - add 1 teaspoon of medium brown sugar for a little sweet taste - let it boil

8. Add red bell pepper - cover pan

9. Once red bell pepper is soft, add hard boiled egg.

10. Serve with hot rice. 


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