Filipino Picadillo Recipe in Instant Pot | Filipino Food

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Filipino picadillo is also known as giniling, which means a minced or ground meat of some sort. Filipino picadillo is a ground meat dish with tomato sauce, potatoes, carrots, and more~.



  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3 cloves of chopped garlic
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 4 small potatoes (or 2 medium potatoes) cubed
  • 14 baby carrots, sliced in thirds (or 2 medium carrots, cubed)
  • 1 lb ground meat of your choice (I use ground beef)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce (I like Cholula or Tabasco)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (or tomato sauce)
  • 2 tbsp raisins (optional)
  • ½ cup peas


  1. Turn on the saute mode to normal level and pour in the oil. Wait a few minutes for the oil to heat up.
  2. Throw in the chopped garlic and sliced onions and sautee until the onions are translucent. Then, throw in the cubed potatoes and sliced baby carrots. Saute these for a few minutes until the carrots become a little more vibrant.
  3. Next, add in your ground meat (I use ground beef). Follow up with the fish sauce, hot sauce, and salt and pepper of your liking. Mix this all together.
  4. Pour in the can of diced tomatoes and stir. Add in the raisins if you’re down!
  5. Close the pot with its lid and let it saute for 15 minutes. Keep the vent open to let the steam release.
  6. Open your lid and test that the potatoes and carrots are tender by poking them with a fork. Next, add in the peas and a little more salt. Mix, mix, mix! Unplug the pot, you’re done!

This dish is so flavorful and hearty. Of course, a side of rice completes this meal. You don’t necessarily need the rice since there’s already potatoes in the meal, but the rice makes it so much tastier.😋