Slow Cooker Picadillo is a simple beef soup made even easier by making it in the slow cooker. Perfect for a family get-together or a Monday.
Did you know there is such a thing as Slow Cooker Picadillo. Hello! Genius.
My mom used to make us this dish a lot growing up, and I’ve shared it previously here. She makes it still to this day and it is a favorite of my nephew Caleb’s. But we call it meat and papas. Simple I know but that’s how we grew up.
This dish combination is comfort food to me. It isn’t something I make myself very often but making it in the slow cooker is a game changer and will be something I will make more frequently. It seems the older I get, the more I appreciate these great dishes I had growing up.
This recipe comes from a favorite food blogger, Vianney Rodriguez, aka SweetLifeBake. I am so excited to try out Vianney’s new cookbook, The Tex-Mex Slow Cooker. Recently I was sent Vianney’s cookbook to check out and I am so happy I received it. I’m a slow cooker gal all the way. I love the smells that come from a slow cooker and just the anticipation of getting home to the smells emanating from it. There are so many great recipes and I can’t wait to try more.
The anticipation of the Picadillo was too much for me so I had to make some homemade pinto beans to go with it. Once everything was finished I sat down to dinner and had to call my mom to tell her what I had made. It nearly had me in tears just thinking of having this meal in our house growing up. Comfort and smiles all around.
Thanks Vianney for sharing your wonderful recipes with us!
Slow Cooker Picadillo
5 minPrep Time
8 hr, 20 Cook Time
8 hr, 25 Total Time
- 1 tsp canola oil
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- Salt, ground pepper and garlic powder, to taste
- 1 Onion, diced
- 3 medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 1/2 c water
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
- In a large skillet, add canola oil until warm. Add in ground beef and onion. Season generously with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cook until done.
- Add beef mixture and all remaining ingredients to a slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours or until potatoes are tender.