I’m going to start off by answering a question I get all the time about this dish: what does that word mean? Nothing. It’s not like “arroz con pollo” which is basically a word for word translation. Picadillo doesn’t work like that. I have learned over time that it comes from the Spanish verb “picar” which means “to mince” and that makes a lot of sense. This dish is basically minced meat with minced up vegetables served over rice. It’s savory and warm and oh so filling. It goes well with white rice and black beans or if made with less sauce it can be served on a bun as a sandwich. When I was working as a server we had it on our menu as a “Key West Sloppy Joe” served as a sandwich with coleslaw and french fries on the side. Unfortunately, my version does not come with fries #LowCarb.