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Homemade cuban picadillo served over white rice and served with a fork.

Cuban Picadillo

  • Author: Serene
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: main course,
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Cuban, Latin American,

Description

Picadillo. This Cuban recipe is a stew made of ground beef, tomatoes and seasonings. Olives are added for saltiness and raisins for a little bit of sweet.


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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup green olives, diced
  • 1/3 cup raisins, diced

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the onion and bell pepper in extra virgin olive oil until softened.
  2. Add in the ground beef. Cook while breaking up the meat. Cook until meat is browned and no longer pink. Drain excess grease.
  3. Stir in the garlic.
  4. Add the tomato paste and stir to combine.
  5. Add in the crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, cumin and oregano. Stir to combine. Let cook on medium heat for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Stir in the green olives and raisins. Serve warm over white rice.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Three Guys in Miami


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 294
  • Sodium: 440 mg
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 25 g

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