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Slow Cooker Picadillo
3.38 from 70 votes

Slow Cooker Picadillo

My mom's very own slow cooker Picadillo recipe, a super easy to make one-pot meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Slow Cooker Cook Time (minimum)4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef, bison, crockpot, crockpot recipe, easy, easy recipe, fast, fast recipe, freezer, freezer meal, freezer meal prep, instantpot, instantpot recipe, meal prep, one pot meal, picadillo, slow cooker, slow cooker recipe
Yield: 4 people
Cost: 20


  • Slow Cooker
  • Knives
  • Cutting Boards
  • Blender or Food Processor


  • 3 Tomatoes on the Vine or 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 White Onion whole or pre-diced
  • 1 Garlic Clove whole or pre-minced
  • 1 lb Ground Beef can be subbed for Bison or Turkey
  • 1 cup Baby Veggies (corn, carrots, green beans) can be bought pre-cut & frozen
  • 1/3 cup Raisins
  • 3 Small White Potatoes


  • If using whole tomatoes, cut them into thirds and remove seeds.
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  • Dice 1/2 of your onion
  • Mince the garlic clove
  • Put the 1/2 diced onion, tomatoes and minced garlic clove in the blender. Blend until liquefied.
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  • Dice potatoes
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  • Put the rest of the ingredients: potatoes, almond slivers, raisins, choice of meat and baby veggies in freezer bag or in slow cooker if you would like to cook it right away.
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  • Add the tomato & onion sauce. Your recipe is either ready to freeze or cook!
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  • After defrosting, stir the ingredients and break up any large chunks
  • Slow cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours
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