PICADILLO RECIPE

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This picadillo is a mix of ground meat, olives and vegetables, all stewed along with flavors and pureed tomatoes. An exemplary dish that requires only minutes to assemble and consistently gets rave surveys!

At the point when I’m searching for interesting and scrumptious approaches to utilize ground meat in supper plans, I go to dishes, for example, hamburger enchiladas, Korean hamburger bowls and this very simple picadillo.

At whatever point I go to my nearby Cuban café, I generally request the picadillo. I love the sweet and flavorful mix of hamburger, olives, raisins and veggies. I’ve since figured out how to make this dish at home, and it comes out similarly comparable to the eatery variant!

WHAT IS PICADILLO?

This dish is well known in Latin American nations, and quite often includes a mix of ground meat, tomatoes, olives and raisins. The fixings can vary from one area to another, and incorporate different things like potatoes and eggs. Picadillo is regularly presented with rice, or can be utilized as a filling for empanadas or tacos.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 3/4 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef I use 90% lean
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup pimiento stuffed green olives sliced
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley or cilantro

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the onions and bell peppers and cook for 4-5 minutes or until softened.
  2. Add the ground beef and cook for 6-8 minutes, breaking up the meat with a spatula, until browned and cooked through.
  3. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Season the meat and vegetables with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add the olives, raisins, cumin, oregano, bay leaf, tomato sauce and beef broth to the pan. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes or until sauce is thick. Sprinkle with parsley or cilantro, then serve.
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NOTES

  • I find that 90% lean ground beef does not generate much grease. If you use meat with a higher fat content, you’ll want to drain off any excess grease after it’s cooked.

NUTRITION

Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 351mg | Potassium: 614mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 747IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3mg

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