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Picadillo de Chayote 1

Picadillo de Chayote

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Picadillo de Chayote is a picadillo dish prepared with chayote, minced meat and other vegetables like tomatoes, corn and onions.


  • 400 g minced beef
  • 4 pcs chayote, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 2 pcs red medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried sweet basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil


  1. In a pot, sauté onion, garlic and tomatoes in olive oil.
  2. Add minced beef and cook until it turns light brown.
  3. Add chayote cook for 3 minutes
  4. Add corn kernels, sugar, dried sweet basil and dried oregano then bring to a boil then simmer for 10-15 minutes or until chayote is tender
  5. Season with freshly ground black pepper and salt.