A couple of weeks ago Jeanelleats showed me how to make Filipino style picadillo aka giniling. It's so simple to make yet so good. I chopped up some onion and garlic and then queued up two potatoes. You can leave the skin on or take it off. It's up to you. I won't judge you either way. Add oil to a medium hot pan, then garlic. Move it around a bit so it doesn't burn. Add the onions, move around a little bit more until they become translucent. Add 2 lbs of ground beef and cook until they're lightly browned. 2 tbsp of fish sauce, can of tomato sauce, can of crushed tomatoes, then add the potatoes which you can also do before adding the sauces. I let it simmer for about 10 minutes so the potatoes could cook. Then I added some frozen peas and carrots. This is optional but you can also add some raisins. I love the sweet touch that they add to the dish. Then I let it cook until the potatoes were completely done. I did a taste test and added some more fish sauce and some salt and pepper.
When I made these live with Jeanelle, I ate like half the pot myself after it ended. This time I was smarter and ate a bowl and then passed the rest of the pan off to my neighbors. I also added Sriracha to it because I knew it would taste good.