A spicy Spanish and Latin American dish made of seasoned ground meat and vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, and onions.
A Latin American, esp. Mexican, dish consisting of spiced ground beef usually served over rice.
Origin of picadillo
- American Spanish from Spanish minced meat diminutive of picado mincing from past participle of picar to prick, to mince from Old Spanish from Vulgar Latin piccāre to prick pique
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition