My MIL was supposed to come back to the states this month from the Philippines for her annual 3 month stay. But it’s too risky to get on a plane. She’s going to stay home. We miss her so much. So, I made one of my favorite dishes that she makes when she comes. It’s so comforting and sweet. Serve it up over rice and maybe top it with a fried egg. It can be eaten any time of day. Enjoy!
Lola Momma’s Picadillo
- 1 lb ground pork
- 4-5 baby Yukon potatoes or 1 large Russet, diced into 1/2″ cubes
- 1/2 orange or red bell pepper, diced slightly smaller than potatoes
- 2 carrots, diced into littler cubes
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 can tomato paste
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup raisins (I know, trust me)
- 1,5 – 2 cups water
- 1 TBSP fish sauce
- 1 tsp sugar
In a medium pot, begin to brown the ground pork. Add the garlic midway through and cook until pork is no longer pink. Add tomato paste and cook for 1 min. Add potatoes, raisins, carrots and enough water to cover the veggies. Simmer until cooked through adding more water as needed. Add fish sauce and sugar to taste.
Enjoy comfort in a bowl.