Having 5 children, 4 of which are still in the home, I’ve had to become an expert shopper! It’s nothing for me to be in the grocery store for hours to shop, but I tend to come out with enough food to stretch for weeks, and also spend much less than the norm. Carne Picada is nothing new to our family. We use it for everything from beef stew and shredded beef tacos to stroganoff and stir fry.
What is Carne Picada? It’s really nothing more than thinly sliced strips of beef, sometimes even more like minced meat. It is extremely cost friendly, because it’s usually made with your cheaper cuts of beef. However, it has great flavor and a $6 package can easily feed a family of 6 for 2 days. It’s right up there with our other carefully chosen, cost effective family favorites like Buffalo Chicken Salad, Make-Your-Own Pizza, Leek and Potato Soup, and Taco Chili.
Here’s a simple recipe for Carne Picada, which you can serve over rice, with your favorite tortilla or taco shells, or mix into a big pot of chili.