There are two kinds of people in this world: those who know about Carne Picada and those that don’t. For those that don’t know about it, Carne Picada is between ground beef and beef cut to a small dice. Typically, ground beef is usually cut from the chuck or round steak but this Carne Picada from Purely Meat in Chicago is trimmed from higher-end cuts like tenderloin, strip steak, ribeye, and sirloin steaks. This means that it is incredibly versatile and adds that little bit extra to any meal calling for ground beef.
COOKING TIP: Carne Picada is made of unseasoned 100% beef, so you can season it to whatever your favorite recipe calls for. It adds an incredible texture to meatloaf, tacos, chili, stew, or hamburgers but also shines when cooked with a sauce in a skillet and served over rice or pasta. Really, the possibilities are endless.