Friday, March 11, 2011

Soy Picadillo con Elote

This is a very typical dish we make in northern Tamaulipas and one that I learned from my mom. This really is one of those comfort foods that you want to prepare on a cold, rainy day.

For the perfect picadillo, I buy the lightlife brand of ground soy.

This is one of the super easy recipes that I make often and my daughter and baby daddy love. You'll see in the ingredient list that this is a working mom's recipe.

1 package of lightlife ground soy
1 can of organic corn
2 cups of organic tomato sauce
1/2 large onion
2 packets of culantro and achiote
2 cups of water

Dice the onions. Then fry them in oil in a deep pan. Once the onions are tender add the ground soy and sprinkle the culantro and achiote powder. Mix ingredients until powder is distributed throughout picadillo. Next add tomato sauce and water while mixing contents. Add salt and pepper to your taste. Last, add the drained corn and let it simmer in medium heat for about 15-20 minutes or when the red sauce looks cooked (like a rusty red).

You can serve this meal with beans, Mexican rice and shredded cabbage salad. Don't forget the tortillas.

This is about 6-8 servings.

Buen provecho!

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1 comment:

Esther said...

Me acuerdo de este platillo desde cuande fuimos vecinas!