First, acquire and prepare the ingredients for carne picada. These ingredients include 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 1/2 cup of diced onion, 5 seeded and minced jalapeño peppers, 1 pound of ground beef, 2 seeded and minced medium tomatoes, 2 minced garlic cloves, 2 teaspoons of beef bouillon, salt and pepper. Begin by cooking the onion and vegetable oil in a large pan over medium low heat.
Once the onions have become clear, add the jalapeños. Cook the onions and peppers together for about 10 minutes and then remove them from the pan and set them aside. Next, turn the heat up to medium and cook the ground beef. Once all the beef has turned brown, drain off the fat and add the peppers and onions to the pan. At this point, add the minced tomatoes, garlic cloves, beef bouillon, salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low and cook all the ingredients together for 15 minutes. After the designated time, remove the ingredients from the stove and serve with desired side dishes. This recipe serves 4 to 6 people, depending on the portion sizes. The nutritional facts for a single serving of 147 grams of carne picada are as follows: 330.3 calories, 77.1 milligrams of cholesterol, 85.7 milligrams of sodium, 5.9 grams of total carbohydrates, 1.6 grams of dietary fiber, 3.2 grams of sugars and 22.1 grams of protein.