Quick and Easy Steak Picado (with Potatoes)

by Simon
Quick and Easy Steak Picado

We will make delicious Picado Steak, you don’t need many ingredients, with just 4 ingredients now you can make delicious Picado Steak. This is fast food, tasty and affordable. It only takes 30 minutes, pieces of steak, peppers, potatoes and tomatoes are combined to make a delicious soup that is sure to be a favorite of all family members.

Steak picado is a similar recipe to beef and potato tacos, but we add potatoes and a pound of beef. Save money while making delicious dishes, you want to try it, it’s sure to work. Let’s start!

All ingredients are cooked in one pan, so it’s very easy to clean. Even though traditional steak does not contain potatoes, we can add them for a rich texture and delicious taste. Serve on its own or with rice or beans. One more thing you shouldn’t forget, the tortilla..!

What Is Steak Picado?

What Is Steak Picado

Steak picado or often called bistec picado, this is a type of stir-fried beef. This recipe combines diced steak, green peppers, fresh tomatoes, or you can use canned tomatoes.

Steak picado is a Mexican food that is said to originate from Southern California. This food is simple but delicious, you can’t lie. By making this food, you can provide delicious food to your family by saving money.

Ok, in this Steak picado dish we use sweet potatoes, this will increase the mass of the food and its texture, and of course add nutrition. Potatoes are also a tuber food that can fill you quickly. Marti, let’s look at the ingredients for making Steak picado below.

Steak Picado Ingredients

1.5 – 2 pounds of top sirloin steak, skirt steak of flank steak. Using skirt steak of flank steak will be more economical because the price is cheaper, but you can use top sirlon because the texture will be softer.

One whole green bell pepper, either sliced or diced. You can also use red or yellow peppers. However, using green peppers tends to be stronger so the combination pairs well with tomatoes. Red or yellow peppers are usually sweeter and will lose their flavor a little.

Also provide 1 or 2 cans of canned tomatoes, either diced or boiled. This depends on how thick you want your food to be and how much beef you use. So, you should only add one can first, if it feels dry you can add another can.

Two cans of potatoes, sliced and drained. Potato slices are indeed unusual, but here the potatoes are what make this food taste very different and unique, delicious.

Step-By-Step Directions

Cut the beef into dice or cubes, slice the potatoes if you bought whole potatoes, dice the green peppers. Then season the steak strips with salt and pepper.

Heat a large frying pan or iron skillet, add a spoon or two of cooking oil. Then add the chopped steak, and cook until all sides are cooked, when ready remove to a plate.

Now lower the stove to medium heat, add more oil if needed. Don’t forget to add the paprika, cook until soft and tender, and add back the steak that you cooked earlier.

Now add the canned tomatoes, add the potatoes, stir gently until everything is mixed and everything is heated evenly.

What To Serve With Steak Picado

We usually enjoy steak picado with Spanish rice and refried beans, and add warm tortillas for more fun. We tear up a bunch of tortillas, add a little Steak Picado, rice, beans and enjoy.

Another way to enjoy Steak Picado is to wrap all the ingredients in a tortilla. If you like it spicy, then enjoy it with hot sauce, red salsa, or with jalapenos. Feel free to serve it with pintos too, black beans instead of refried beans.

Sliced onions are also a great addition when enjoying carne picado. Cook with green peppers until soft and translucent. Serve pickled onions as a delicious accompaniment. Also serve Mexican crema, or cotija as an exciting topping.

No need to worry about how you enjoy this picado steak, simple but delicious.

Do You Use Fresh Potatoes or Fresh Tomatoes?

It’s a simple swap, we can use fresh tomatoes instead of fresh potatoes. Take 3-5 tomatoes and dice them, add the tomatoes and their juice to the pan. If the tomatoes are canned, of course they have been seasoned or mixed with spices. So for those who use fresh tomatoes, you can mix in a little seasoning such as salt, garlic powder and black pepper.

If you see that this dish is a bit dry when you use fresh tomatoes, then don’t hesitate to add a little water, beef stock and tomato sauce so that it reaches the desired consistency.

Quick and Easy Steak Picado

Quick and Easy Steak Picado

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 160 calories 4 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 1.5 lbs cubed top sirloin steak, this is a great substitute for skirt or flank steak
  • One green bell pepper, remove seeds and cut into cubes (can also be sliced)
  • Two cans of canned potatoes
  • One or two cans of diced tomatoes. You can also use boiled and mashed tomatoes.
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare the meat by dicing the beef, dicing or slicing the green peppers, and dicing or slicing the potatoes if you are using fresh potatoes.
  • Then season the steak pieces with pepper and salt
  • Heat a large skillet and cast-iron skillet over medium heat and add two tablespoons of cooking oil. Add the chopped steak, and cook on all sides, turning frequently, remove to a plate and set aside
  • Now reduce the stove to medium heat, add more cooking oil, add the paprika, cook until soft, tender and add the steak back in.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, add the potatoes, stir gently to combine the ingredients and heat thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Next, add the canned tomatoes, add the potatoes, stir gently so everything is mixed well. Also season with salt and pepper to taste.
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Tricks for Using Fresh Potatoes

If you decide to use fresh potatoes, this may be a bit tricky, so you should use canned potatoes. But if you don’t have them or really want to use fresh potatoes in Steak Picado, then peel the potatoes clean and cut them into cubes. Then place it on a microwave safe plate, cook it medium rare, as you would when making sirloin and steak bites.

Add the potatoes to the steak, add the potatoes and peppers, then cover and cook over low heat until the potatoes are tender. Remember, the recipe we tried wasn’t with fresh potatoes, we tried it with canned potatoes. But don’t worry, we feel this will work and you can get comparable results even if you use fresh potatoes.

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