I don’t really have a name for this one. It’s basically Empanada filling but without the pastry pouch. Or Picadillo without the tomato, olives, and vegetables. It all started when I took out a lb. of lean ground beef from the freezer to defrost, and I was trying to figure out a tasty Ground Beef Recipe for Dinner. I wanted to just make some ground beef and eat it with shredded cheese on top and a salad on the side – nothing too crazy. After searching online for ideas, I came across an Empanada recipe (which I cannot find now) that looked pretty simple. My version is even more simple as I cut out some of the spices that were used. What I ended up with was a meal packed with flavor, high in protein and low in sugar.
Personally, I like my ground beef on top of a salad or topped with shredded Mexican style cheese. You could also serve it with Brown Rice or Quinoa – which is what I did for my fiance. For a kick, add 1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper and a side of ice cold water (for your burning mouth!).