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Our Steak Picado with Hatch Chile epitomizes the best of home Mexican cooking. The onions, garlic, and tomatoes meld heavenly with the Hatch chile. There’s something unique about the flavor of the green Hatch chile. We used a hot Hatch chile so this recipe is on fire. You can choose to use mild or medium heat chiles. The beef breaks down into tender pieces from the slow cooking process. Serve with rice and beans along with flour tortillas.


Steak Picado with Hatch Chile

  • 2 lbs beef steak of choice (tenderloin, round, cut into 2-inch-long strips)
  • 2 tablespoons (vegetable oil)
  • 1 large white onion (sliced into half moons)
  • 4 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 6 Roma tomatoes (cut into wedges)
  • 1 green bell pepper) (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 2 hot Hatch chile (charred, peeled and diced)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • salt to taste
  1. Heat a large dutch oven or large skillet with a lid over medium-high heat.
  2. Add oil to the skillet and heat for about one minute.
  3. Add the onions and garlic. Cook until translucent about three minutes. Remove and set aside.
  4. Add the beef and cook until brown.
  5. Add back the onions and garlic, tomatoes, Hatch chile, and bell peppers.
  6. Stir in chile powder, cumin, coriander, black pepper.
  7. Add water slowly to barely cover the beef and vegetable mixture; you may not need all two cups, as it really depends on the size of your frying pan.
  8. Bring the water to a boil.
  9. Cover with a lid, lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for two hours, stirring occasionally.

We were lucky to receive our shipment of Hatch chiles from our friends at Melissa’s Produce.  Be sure to visit their link and find where you can purchase your Hatch chiles at a grocery store near you. But, hurry as they are only sold during this short period.

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  1. Thanks for the recipe. My family Loved the Steak Picado!!!

    • Stephen Chavez

      So awesome to here. This is one of our favorite recipes as well.

  2. My husband and I made this today and it was BOMB, it came out sooooo good?

    • I used to eat this when I was little I grew up eating it. And the person who used to make it for me passed away I am so glad I found the recipe. This stuff is awesome and it really tastes good if you pour it over thick cut french fries

  3. Just made this! O.M.G. was it good! My whole family loved it! Including my picky12 year old son! I will definitely be making this again!

    • Glad you and your family enjoyed this. Next time you make this snap a pic and tag us so we can share with other hungry fans.

  4. I want to make this for my granddaughter’s wedding with Spanish rice and cheese beans. But what to yo think of Chuck roast. She’s planning of having 150 people. What else could I make with it?

    • Stephen Chavez

      I would think Chuck roast could work, just be careful if you cook it too long it will begin to shred.

  5. I made this yesterday and My family LOVED IT. Thank you for sharing

  6. I made this yesterday and My family LOVED IT. Thank you

    • Looks so good I will try it today .
      Thank you sir.

  7. Made this tonight I have to say this is Amazing my Boyfriend loves this dish always
    Orders it when we go out needless to say we will be eating in more often .
    Thank you for sharing this recipe?

    • Stephen Chavez

      Oh, that’s wonderful to hear!! We love this recipe, too.

  8. I’m making this recipe it starting to smell really good hope my family will like it thank you

  9. How many servings is this recipe.

    • Stephen Chavez

      This recipe makes six servings. Hope you enjoy the recipe.

  10. can also use pork or chicken

  11. I did everything the instructions said and all my veggies disintegrated. It doesn’t look like the photos

    • Stephen Chavez

      Interesting. The vegetables do soften and meld together making more of a chunky sauce for your steak.

  12. We loved it and will make it again!

    • Stephen Chavez

      One of our favorite recipes as well.

  13. OMG this was tasty and relatively easy. My house smelled amazing while it was cooking. Served it with de la olla beans and Mexican rice, but I think next time I’ll serve with white rice and the same beans.

  14. Can you use canned green chilies

    • Stephen Chavez

      Yes you can.

  15. Can I substitute fresh jalapeños for the hatch chiles if they are unavailable?

    • Stephen Chavez

      Yes, you can.

  16. LOVED this recipe…not a drop left! I’m going to make a double batch next time!

  17. Can I use stew meat ?

    • Stephen Chavez


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