Instant Pot Picadillo

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 15 min 6
Instant Pot Picadillo
Health Highlights
Picadillo is the dish I make the most in my home. It's the most requested by my kids and it's so easy to make. Great over rice, in tacos and more!


681 gm Beef, ground, extra lean (93% lean ground)
1/2 large Yellow onion (chopped)
2 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 medium Tomato (chopped)
1 tsp Salt (kosher)
1/2 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (finely chopped)
2 tbsp Cilantro (coriander)
114 gm Tomato sauce, canned ((1/2 can))
1 tsp Cumin (ground)
1 leaf Bay leaf (or 2)
2 tbsp drained Capers, canned (or alcaparrado)


  1. Press saute button, when hot brown meat and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Use a wooden spoon to break the meat up into small pieces until no longer pink.
  3. Add onion, garlic, tomato, salt, pepper and cilantro and stir 1 minute, add alcaparrado or olives and about 2 tbsp of the brine (the juice from the olives, this adds great flavor) cumin, and bay leaf.
  4. Add tomato sauce and 3 tablespoons of water and mix well.
  5. Cover and cook high pressure 15 minutes. Natural or quick release and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 193
Calories from fat 80
Calories from saturated fat 32
Total Fat 8.9 g
Saturated Fat 3.6 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.8 g
Cholesterol 62 mg
Sodium 654 mg
Potassium 492 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4.4 g
Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
Sugars 2.3 g
Protein 24.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 1.3
Vegetables 0.7

Energy sources