Cuban Ground Beef Hash Recipe
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Cuban Ground Beef Hash Recipe

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Called "picadilla" in Spinach, this hash is wonderful served over white rice or even in a breakfast omelet.—Adrianna Still Cruz, Weston, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 262 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 621mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, raisins, olives, vinegar, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add peas; cover and cook 5 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve with rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cuban Ground Beef Hash in Taste of Home August/September 2003, p53

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kpossible18 User ID: 6350571 205651
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2012

"I really enjoyed this recipe. Definitely said no to the raisins!"

Isolda User ID: 2915263 88801
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"I, too, leave out the raisins most of the time. Although I like the contrast they provide, some members of my family do not. No matter, it's still very tasty without them."

CatherineBennet User ID: 3737321 205650
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2009

"This is a wonderful recipe. The olives add just the right touch. I had to admit to not always include the raisins. We don't miss it."

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