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  1. Stacie @ Staying Me
    April 16, 2013

    This looks great, I want to try it! Where would I get the meat at? I haven’t seen it around here anywhere.

    • Tree
      April 16, 2013

      I get mine at Walmart, but most grocery stores should have it. All it is really is thin slices of beef.. usually chuck or tri-tip, but all shredded up for you. It is really good! :)

    • Thomas
      April 10, 2014

      I just made this dish tonight and I realy loved it. I just put the vegtables and meat over some roasted red pepper and basil quinoa and brown rice. For a even healthier alternative

      • Tree
        April 10, 2014

        That sounds delicious! This is definitely a very customizable dish! Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Betty Baez
    April 16, 2013

    ooh that looks really good ill have to add this to my menu next week

    • Tree
      April 16, 2013

      It’s one of our favorites!

  3. Momma Fargo
    April 16, 2013

    That looks amazing! I am always looking for new recipes on a budget! Thanks for sharing.

    • Tree
      April 16, 2013

      Let me know how it turns out for you! It’s such an easy, yummy meal to prepare.

  4. Phil
    April 16, 2013

    I love Mexican food and this looks awesome! Seems easy to make too, and not expensive at all. I am going to try this one this week.


    • Tree
      April 16, 2013

      Very easy to make, and very inexpensive. I think you’ll really like it!

  5. Gianna
    April 21, 2013

    I would love to be eating this right now!

  6. randy fulgham
    April 26, 2013

    this really looks to good to eat -but i would in a heart beat!!!!!!

  7. discover money market
    June 23, 2013

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on carne picada. Regards

  8. Rashel Jones
    December 29, 2013

    Where do you get the peppers from.? And what kind ?

    • Tree
      December 30, 2013

      I usually buy a bag of mixed red, orange, and yellow mini peppers from my local grocer, but you can easily use the larger versions of bell peppers in those colors. I also added jalapeno peppers to this dish.

  9. Jeannine
    February 1, 2014

    I’m trying this tomorrow for fajitas. I’ll post results. Thank you.

    • Tree
      February 2, 2014

      You’re welcome! Hope you like it!

  10. Amanda
    February 5, 2014

    I made this last night for dinner and we LOVED it! It was really inexpensive. I got the meat for $3.50, a packaged of the mix of peppers for $2 on sale, tortillas for $2, refried beans for $1.00 and rice on sale for $2 for a 3 pound bag (so now I can use the rice for other meals throughout the coming weeks)! So for $10.50 I was able to feed my family of 4 with leftovers for lunch for my boyfriend and I to take to work! Not to mention it was DELICIOUS! Thank you so much!

    • Tree
      February 6, 2014

      That is awesome! I’m telling ya.. it’s such a great deal, and still gives you great flavor and substance! Glad you liked it!

  11. Cynthia Dockins
    June 15, 2014

    I just made this and it is delicious. I have never used this cut of meat before. I was out of rosemary so I used oregano and a poblano instead of jalapeno because I am a spice wimp.

    • Tree
      June 19, 2014

      So glad you liked it! It really is a great, budget friendly dish, and you can really customize the recipe to your own liking.
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  12. DJ
    August 31, 2014

    I found Carne Picada sliced beef at Aldi for $3.89 a pound and used it today instead of more expensive flank steak in a Cuban dish called Ropa Vieja. After cooking for three hours on the stove with Adobo, Sazon, Sofrito, tomato sauce, onions, green bell peppers, garlic, sliced green stuffed olives, capers, and cilantro, the meat was so tender that it just fell apart and looked like it had been minced. I served it over yellow rice. Delicious!!! I’m going to start using it in place of flank steak and round steak in other recipes.

    • Tree
      October 5, 2014

      First off, I LOVE Ropa Vieja!! Yum! I bet the carne picada was delicious in that recipe. Good for you!
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  13. Roz Behan
    November 18, 2014

    can I use this meat in a crock pot to make beef stew

    • Tree Lindsay
      November 20, 2014

      I’ve never tried it myself in the crock pot, but I would imagine it would be very good in it. I may have to try it myself. I searched carne picada in crock pot and found several recipes.
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  15. ralph
    February 10, 2015

    hi. im a beginner cook. we just muved here in america, texas. my wife is d one working ryt now as a nurse, 12hr shift. i dont want her to still cook wen she arrives home. so im trying to cook for d very first tym. we hav a 2 yr old son. i take care of him for now. i tried your recipe tonyt, dey luved it. our son ate a lot. i just put just a little bit of jalapeno because my wife doesnt like spicy fuds. she said its perfect. and budget friendly :)

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