Pepper steak using Carne Picada
The economy is tight, and fixing foods we love on a budget is key to having money left over every month. Carne Picada is thin strips of beef and used frequently in Mexican style dishes. However, it is so versatile you can often use it for many dishes. It comes already cut and is relatively inexpensive compared to other cuts of beef. See the recipe link for this dish at the bottom of this article.
Carne Picada Chili
One of the most popular ways to cook and use Carne Picada is in chili. The meaty thin strips are a great replacement for ground beef. Carne Picada has less fat in it when browned and as such is a little healthier than traditional ground beef as well. For this chili recipe, see the link at the bottom of this article.
Carne Picada with brown and wild rice
What is Carne Picada? Well simply put it is shredded beef. What makes it easy to cook with is it is relatively low in fat, thinly sliced and can be used in a wide variety of different recipes. It is also budget friendly and convenient. You will see Carne Picada used in sandwiches, tacos, beef burritos, soups, and in this case, as a stir fry. Carne Picada is easy to find in the meat section of any grocery store. For the recipe please see link below.
Mexican Beef Salad
This simple recipe shows you have to make a delicious Mexican beef salad using Carne Picada. This is the perfect salad to have when the summer months roll around and can also be changed around easily to suit your taste. The simple recipe is below.