Filipino Picadillo

I finally got a new memory card for my fancy pants camera. I haven't been blogging because, well, you see... I sort of snapped the other one when I impatiently yanked it out of the camera slot.

Whoops. Did I do thaaaat? (Name that show)

So, all is well in the world again and I can take pictures while I cook. That's what normal people do right? Take pictures while they cook? Hmm...didn't think so.

Taking pictures is one thing, but finding time to blog is another. Hey look! I'm blogging right now and I'm feeling semi-coherent enough to tip tap my thoughts. Sure, it's 11:00 pm and I'll regret this the moment my 5:50 am alarm starts to blare, but that's the life of a wannabe food blogger.

Tonight this wannabe food blogger threw together one of the easiest dishes she knows.

Filipino Picadillo.

More specifically, my mother's picadillo...which in turn is THE best on the planet. Today's rainy gloomy weather called for something hot, beefy, and filling. Tis' perfection.

It starts with the onions. Sauteed to poifection.

Add some ground beef and let the aroma take control. Throw in some colorful bell peppers.

I used to add tiny cubes of potatoes but I'd like to try and be as healthy as possible so I threw in some healthy zucchini instead.

Oh, I forgot to tell you I had a Cinnabon this week. It was dreamy.

Add your soy sauce, salt, and pepper to taste and let simmer for about 5 minutes.

Can we just take a moment to appreciate this adorable salt bowl I found at Target? It comes with a widdle spoon! I couldn't resist.

Some recipes call for olives but I hate olives. Instead, I use raisins to add some sweetness. I'm all about the salty and sweet.

Tomato sauce tops it off for an extra hearty feel and taste.
I like to serve this with white rice but since I'm trying to be healthy, I used quinoa instead.
Oh, did I tell you that I had a PB & J filled Glazed Donut this week? How healthy of me, huh?
 This meal is definitely one of my go-to meals. It's quick, simple, and filling. Love it.
Filipino Picadillo
Prep time: 5 minutes 
Cook time: 20 minutes
1/2 small yellow onion, chopped
1 1/2 lbs. of ground beef
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 large zucchini, chopped
1/2 cup of raisins ( I put more because I LOVE them!)
3-4 Tbs. of soy sauce
1/2 cup of tomato sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1. Saute onion until soft. Add the beef and let brown.
2. Add the bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes on Medium. Add the zucchini, raisins, and soy sauce.
3. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
4. Add the tomato sauce to finish.
5. Salt and pepper to taste
6. Serve with white or brown rice or quinoa.
p.s Save the leftovers for the next recipe!


  1. I want that salt dish! Target, Cinnabon, and donuts...irresistible!

  2. Oh my goodness. That sounds great. Raisins and beef sound like an interesting combo that I must try.



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