Mexican Picadillo with Zucchini, Picadillo Mejicano con Calabasitas

Juliann Esquivel


This is one of my Mexican Picadillo recipes. It is made with ground pork meat, spices and tender young zucchini. I happen to like the taste of the breakfast sausage Jimmy Dean or Tennessee Pride and use this sausage when making my pork Mexican Picadillo it is very flavorful and juicy. I serve it along side rice, pinto beans and of course tortillas. This is just one variation of Mexican Picadillo. I hope you like it. Enjoy


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10 Min
30 Min


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  • 1 lb
    ground pork, i like pre-seasoned sausage like tennessee pride or jimmy dean because they have spices already in them.
  • 1 medium
    onion diced
  • 1/2 large
    green bell pepper diced
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatos in their juice
  • 3 clove
    garlic mashed or put through a garlic press
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped cilantro
  • 2 c
    sliced zucchini
  • 1 small
    envelope goya sazon with culantro
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Mexican Picadillo with Zucchini, Picadillo Mejicano con Calabasitas


  1. Brown pork meat or sausage in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions garlic, bell pepper, and zucchini and saute for 2 minutes. Next add 1/4 cup water. Cover and simmer everything for two more minutes.
  2. Next add the can diced tomatoes, and seasoning spices, oregano, cumin, cilantro, black pepper, Goya seasoning packet and salt. stir well Cover and continue to cook until the zucchini is tender.
  3. Serve with Mexican rice, pinto beans, tortillas, and salsa. Enjoy
  4. Optional: you may add half seeded diced jalapeno if you like your picadillo with heat. I prefer to add hot salsa over mine this way I can serve the little ones picadillo with their rice. Mexican Picadillo is also made with ground beef and diced potatos and is a little more soupy then the Cuban Picadillo.

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About Mexican Picadillo with Zucchini, Picadillo Mejicano con Calabasitas

Course/Dish: Pork
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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