Northern-Style Picodillo - Just Fish/Seafood Recipes


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Northern-Style Picodillo

1 1/2 ts Whole cumin seed or use 2 ts Ground cumin
1 lb Lean ground beef
1/4 c Water
2 lg Garlic cloves, minced (about 1 Tablespoon)
1 c Onion (1 medium onion, about 5 Ounces)
2 Long green chiles, roasted, peeled, seeded and finely chopped, or use 1 (4-ounce) can peeled green chiles
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


If using whole cumin seed, toast, shaking pan constantly, in a dry 10-inch heavy saute pan over medium high heat until aroma is released, about 1 or 2 minutes. Set aside. Heat a medium-size skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and water to pan and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, breaking meat apart with a spoon. Add garlic, onion, ground or whole cumin and the green chiles, stirring well to combine. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Cook for 5 minutes.

Yield: 2 to 4 servings