A quick and easy one pan dish that my mom and grandmother used to make. Can be made with or without the onion, and goes really great with cornbread. It’s got a hint of sweetness from the corn, and a little kick from the chili powder. It can be easily doubled or even tripled for large crowds (and trust me, I have had to make a lot for my family). It’s a great dish for those with very little time or money.

How To Make Picadillo With Corn

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  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 lb ground beef ground turkey also works for this recipe
  • 8 oz tomato sauce you can also use one 15-oz. can
  • 1 can whole kernel corn drained
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder to taste


  • Brown the onion and ground beef (or turkey) in oil.
  • Next, stir in the remaining ingredients and cover.
  • Simmer the ingredients until a thick mixture is formed.
  • Once your picadillo is done cooking, serve it and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 557kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1292mg | Potassium: 777mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 571IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 4mg