Best Comfort Food to Pack On The Go: South Of The Border Picadillo

Our hot lunch wagon presents a hot lunch you can take to work or school.  Our recipes are quick, easy and less than 30 minutes to cook.  Cook our recipes the night before, refrigerate and reheat the next day.  Or, on the other hand, you can cook our meals and freeze them for next week’s lunch.  Our special today is South Of the Border Picadillo

HOT LUNCH WAGON: South Of The Border Picadillo

This can be served any number of ways; as a sloppy joe on a hamburger bun, in a pita bread with warm corn or flour tortillas, over pasta or just plain.

Warm and Tote Legend Heated Lunch box
Heated Lunch Tote

8 ounces ground beef

½ cup diced onion

1 garlic clove, minced

¼ cup raisins or currants

1 tablespoon potato paste

½ teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Freshly ground pepper to taste

1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

2 tablespoons chopped roasted almonds or peanuts (optional)

  • In a heavy skillet over medium heat, saute’ the beef, onion, and garlic together, stirring for 8 minutes
  • Add remaining ingredients except the nuts and lower the heat; cook, stirring for 5 minutes. Sprinkle on the nuts and pack warm to go in a heated lunch tote.

Storage:

The cooked picadillo will last in the refrigerator for up to 4 days

You can carry your hot lunch in a heated lunch tote.

HOT LUNCH CHEF