Easy Cuban Picadillo Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1 cup: 354 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 697mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.
Reviews for Easy Cuban Picadillo
"I was kinda skeptical because this looked so easy and didn't have additional spices... but it was a big hit! I added additional veggies like jalape?o, garlic and green tomato cuz I could. The only thing I would change would be to add more raisins. This was bangin'."
"Very good! I don't know why I was afraid to make this for years!"
"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."
"Loved it! Definitely a keeper to make over and over again!"
"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 :)"
"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."
"This is really, really good for such simple ingredients. I was expecting it to be rather boring but it is great. It is now in my regular rotation. I have used different colored peppers, and yellow and red onions, all with good results."