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Easy Cuban Picadillo Recipe
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Easy Cuban Picadillo Recipe

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“My girlfriend gave me this delicious recipe years ago. I’ve made it ever since for family and friends, and they all love it. My daughter says it’s the best dish I make and loves to take leftovers to school for lunch the next day.” —Marie Wielgus, Wayne, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup picadillo with 1/2 cup rice equals 354 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 697 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the beef, pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, olives, raisins and vinegar. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until raisins are plumped. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Easy Cuban Picadillo in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p57

Nutritional Facts

1 cup picadillo with 1/2 cup rice equals 354 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 697 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

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Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

Very good! I don't know why I was afraid to make this for years!

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Reviewed Sep. 15, 2012

Tried this for the first time yesterday. Loved it. I added a little garlic powder and crushed red pepper flakes. Served it with brown rice. Will definitely make this again.

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Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

Loved it! Definitely a keeper to make over and over again!

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Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

This is a great recipe to add to rotation. Debated about adding the raisins, but glad I did, very tasty. I don't digest green peppers well so I didn't add them, and I didn't think to add different color peppers as previous users. I tasted the mixer once ready, but I added the following: a pinch or 1/4 tsp of cumin, a packet of clear Sazon, then some cracked pepper, & sea salt (didn't add as much olives as recipe called for). Taste was even more enhanced. I also added a half a (tomato) can or 4oz. of water to loosen up the gravy a bit. Since we had rice yesterday, I accompanied this mix with real mashed potatoes. I served it sort of shephard pie style, just not baked. I'm thinking of making this with mashed yuca next time, yummy. Husband loved this new recipe :)

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2010

This is one of our favorites now. The flavor combination of the olives and raisens sounded odd to me, but it is actually quite good. I also add colored peppers and usually serve it with brown rice.

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