Papas con Carne Picada Recipe

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I used to make this recipe for my four children when I came home from work and was tired and needed to put dinner on the table in a hurry. They loved it and now that they are grown they make it themselves.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 60 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 60 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • Ingredients:
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 4 medium size white potatoes peeled and cut up in ¼” squares
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ small onion thinly sliced (optional)
  • 2 cups water
  • 12 warmed up flour tortillas


  1. Directions:
  2. In large 10” skillet brown ground beef and drain all excess fat. Add salt, pepper, garlic, olive oil and add the cut up potatoes. Mix into the ground beef, oil and all ingredients. Add the tomato sauce and mix together. Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil and add the sliced onions on top. Once it comes to a full boil turn down to a low heat continue to cook until potatoes are soft. Serve with warmed up flour tortillas. Yield: serves 6
Notes: Use the tortillas to either scoop up small amounts of the food and eat it or roll up tortilla, bite and use a fork to eat the food.

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Ani Hernandez User ID: 5785443 82994
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"This recipe was easy to follow and the food reminded me of my Abuela's cooking."

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