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I made this for my family last week – they had it with chopped, seasoned tomatoes (no salsa on hand) and I had mine without (can’t eat tomatoes). It was a big hit with everyone, and we’re having it again tonight!
Two things about this recipe. First – don’t use a strongly flavored salsa in this. It will drown out all the great spices you put into it. In fact, I just use chopped, seeded tomatoes. Second – you can use frozen mango in this but frozen sometimes tends to be a little short of ripe. If that’s the case microwave it in 20 or 25 second bursts until it is riper. This works for underripe fresh mango too. I’ve made this numerous times and love it.
I used the last of a pork shoulder on a Friday night to use up my leftovers. WOW! It was quick and tasty – great with a beer. I tried some nappa cabbage leaves (top half) It held the mixture nicely. But it was tastiest with just the rice I think. Thanks for the great recipe!
Love love loved the combination of flavours. Kids reviews were a mixed bag……their loss.
Wow, what a great recipe! So easy to make and so flavourful! We all loved it
Elise, can I use frozen mango chunks in this recipe?
Good question. I think if you let them defrost first, then yes, you could use them. Haven’t tried it though. ~Elise
Elise, I have tried all the mango recipes(except the sorbet) in your blog and love this one best! This recipe is so easy and the taste is out of the world! Followed recipe to the T but left out the almond and cilantro as I didn’t have them. Highly recommended!! I am looking forward to more mango recipe creations.
I have made this delicious recipe numerous times with ground pork, and decided to try it with ground chicken. It was terrific! Also, if you don’t have a ripe mango on hand, the canned kind actually works just fine.
What a delightful meal! I had a perfectly ripe mango and decided to try it with this recipe and I’m so glad I did. I used a peach and pineapple salsa which complemented it nicely and served it over quinoa. I didn’t have ground pork, but used lean ground turkey and a hot Italian turkey sausage link (casing removed). Turned out beautifully. I’ll definitely make this again!
This recipe is amazing! As a variation, from our previous night’s BBQ pork tenderloin dinner, we used cubed tenderloin and it worked fantastically well in place of the ground pork!
This was delicious when I made it, but depending on the salsa used, may need the addition of an acid to round out the flavors. I used a touch of white wine vinegar, and it was perfect! I’ll be making this again. Thanks.
The hardest part was peeling and cutting the mango. The best part was the flavor and fragrance of the cilantro. I fixed a few plan-over meals and I will need to convince my husband that one of them is mine. Thanks for the great recipes.
Thanks for the fabulous recipe! I made it with a few tweaks (added some cayenne, a little less thyme, and a little of the leftover roast chicken we had in the fridge) but essentially the same and we all loved it. My six-year-old asked that in the future I make it at least once a week. I served it (rice and picadillo) over a bed of spinach and it made the perfect one bowl meal. Thank you!
This was so good! I kind of changed up the recipe a lot though. I used ground chicken instead of pork and used the suggestion to add oil. I also used fresh chopped pineapple instead of mangoes and I didn’t have thyme so I added poultry seasoning instead. I also browned the onions and fruit first so they would get nice and caramelized. When I was done, it still felt like it needed something, so I threw in some cayenne, brown sugar, and a few squirts of honey. I think the honey really brought out th sweet caramelized fruit flavor.Yummy! I hoped I would have some leftovers I could eat tomorrow but we practically licked the pan it was so good!
Next time I make this I will try adding some thai basil instead of oregano since this dish reminded me of thai food.
We tried this with medium hot peach salsa and it was really good. For the person who can’t eat mangoes, I think peaches or nectarines might be a good substitute. A keeper. And it really does cook quicker than the rice.
Well i tried this, had everything, followed the recipe……tried it once, will not again.
It was interesting, had a flavor that was unusual, but just not for me…..
We only have philippine mangoes here. Would it be alright to use it, considering these mangoes taste completely different from the mangoes you have in the US?
Well, since you can make this picadillo with other fruit, you should be able to use a different kind of mango. Try it and see! ~Elise
I made this dish tonight. It is so delicious and flavorful. It will definitely be a keeper. Thanks Elise!
We made this last night and everyone loved it. We tripled the recipe and it was demolished! It was fast, easy and delicious! Thank you for sharing it!
This recipe was a hit last night. First picadillo I’ve ever made or tasted, and we really liked it. I now try to make about one new recipe a week to change things up, and they almost always come from your site!