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Filipino Picadillo

Filipino Picadillo also known as Ginisang Giniling is one of those easy to make recipe. Simple yet full of flavor. There are many ways of cooking this but here is a simple version.

  • 1 lb. ground chicken meat (either chicken, pork or beef)
  • 1 large potato, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 stem green onion, chopped
  1. Saute garlic and onion in cooking oil till caramelized. 
  2. Add ground chicken and saute till it turns golden brown.
  3. Add water and simmer in low heat till water is almost gone. 
  4. Add carrots, potatoes and bell pepper. 
  5. Stir well for 2 minutes allowing the vegetables to cook. 
  6. Season with salt, ground pepper and some sugar (optional) to taste. 
  7. Add tomato sauce, stir well and simmer in low heat for 3-5 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat, add chopped green onion, stir and serve hot. Enjoy!

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