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 (pĭk′ə-dĭl′ō, pē′kä-dē′yō)
n. pl. pic·a·dil·los
A spicy Spanish and Latin American dish made of seasoned ground meat and vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, and onions.

[American Spanish, from Spanish, minced meat, diminutive of picado, mincing, from past participle of picar, to prick, to mince, from Old Spanish, from Vulgar Latin *piccāre, to prick; see pique.]






(Cookery) cookery a traditional Latin-American dish that contains ground meat, tomatoes, vegetables, and other regional ingredients, used as a filling, for example in tacos
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Thus, a remake of the traditional beef picadillo --here with turkey--adds red wine, fresh tomatoes, and capers to the traditional picadillo made with peppers, onion, and spices; and a classic Fish Tacos is served with a lively chipotle pepper syrup made with pineapple and fresh guacamole.
Goya continues to expand its offerings, introducing a line of seasonings, including fajita and Picadillo packets.
Here is one of the great dishes of the Cuban diaspora,'' wrote Sam Sifton in his tribute to picadillo, which was first published in The New York Times Magazine.
8220;NOM's chile relleno starts with roasted Poblano peppers stuffed with pork picadillo and then smothered with a tomato-chili sauce.
This choice allowed us to sample three stars of Cuban cuisine without foundering: classic roast pork marinated in garlic and citrus; boliche criollo, which is a portion of eye round of beef (the bone in the eye is replaced with chorizo) roasted to fork tenderness, and empanada de picadillo, a seasoned mix of ground beef, olives and potato sealed in a fried dough purse.
For example, the Pastelon de Pavo Picante y Lentejas (Spicy Turkey and Lentil Pastelon) is a comforting, one-dish meal of ripe plantains and turkey picadillo inspired from Puerto Rico and the Dominican.
Y que se conforme la bestia con sucedaneos, como me conformo yo con el picadillo de soya (40).
So I opted for an internet free alternative at picadillo.
And finally we were tempted by picadillo ibrico - chunks of chorizo and fried potatoes scrambled with eggs.
Around the World With Bake," taught by Nick Malgieri, features Empanadas de Picadillo (baked Mexican puff pastry turnovers with beef filling); Gommer Cholleri (Swiss potato and cheese pie with a surprise ingredient); Torta di Mandorle (Italian almond cake); Traditional English Gingerbread; and Dacquoise au Chocolat (French hazelnut meringue cake with chocolate filling).
The Cuban picadillo ($8) didn't astound us as did the other small plates, but still tasted fine.
For a taste of Cuban appetizers, order the Casa Don Rolando sampler platter ($13), which includes two delicious mashed potato balls filled with ground beef picadillo cooked with Spanish olives, onion, garlic, and red and green bell peppers (also offered as an entree), breaded and fried until dark brown; four deep-fried ham croquette fingers; both a chicken (white meat) and beef (more picadillo) fried empanada; and a Cuban tamale.