Mexican picadillo is a delicious meal made from ground beef, vegetables and spices. It's best served over white rice.
Dice all vegetables before cooking.
Brown the ground beef over medium high heat in a large pot.
Then transfer to a large paper towel lined bowl so the grease can drain.
Leave about 2 tablespoons of grease in the pot.
Now add the onion, garlic and jalapeno to the pot.
Saute for a few minutes over medium heat.
Then add the potatoes, carrots and spices. Stir.
Add the ground beef, tomato sauce and water. Stir well.
Bring the picadillo to a boil over medium high heat then cover and reduce heat to medium low.
Simmer for about 40 minutes or until the vegetables are fork tender.
Garnish with chopped cilantro if desired.
Serve over white rice.
If you use a leaner ground beef you'll need to use a tablespoon or so of vegetable oil to brown the ground beef.