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Picadillo de Arracache - Minced Arracacha

Cooking Time: 30 min Yield: 12 servings Level: Intermediate


2 lbs arracacha, peeled and chopped
1lb lean ground beef, chorizo sausage or Italian sausage
1 cup onion, finely chopped
1 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
3 tablespoon garlic, minced and marinated in olive oil
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon annatto
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 (5 oz) can tomato paste
2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon oregano, ground
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
Tabasco sauce to taste


Heat oil, annatto, onions, garlic, red bell pepper, cilantro and tomato paste in a saucepan over medium high for five minutes, stirring often. Add ground beef and arracacha. Add 2 cups water and cover for two minutes. Uncover saucepan and simmer, stirring often until arracacha is soft. Add cumin, oregano, salt and pepper to taste. Serve on a tortilla with hot sauce to taste.

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