Easy Cuban Picadillo
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 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
- Fresh cilantro leaves, optional
- In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef with pepper and onion over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce, olives, raisins and vinegar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until raisins are softened, 5-6 minutes.
- Serve with rice. If desired, top with fresh cilantro to serve.
Nutrition Facts1 cup beef mixture with 1/2 cup rice: 363 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 683mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
Jul 1, 2020
This is simple and delicious. As others mentioned, I added garlic. I also used golden raisins v. traditional because we like them better. They are a tad more expensive but worth it.
Jun 29, 2020
This was so easy to make and tasted GREAT! Will make again in the future.....
Sep 26, 2018
This recipe was so easy to make! Flavors went together perfectly! A great weeknight dish!
Feb 27, 2018
I added garlic, bay leaf, cumin and a can of drained black beans. It was great!!!
Aug 6, 2017
Like some other reviewers, I didn't think that a recipe this easy could taste this good. I was wrong! My husband and I both loved it. Flavorful but not overpowering. I might use a dash of red pepper flakes next time I make this dish but it stands well as written. I used 93% lean ground beef so there was no fat to drain off. Supper can be ready, start to finish, in half an hour!
Sep 21, 2016
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'.
Jul 7, 2013
Very good! I don't know why I was afraid to make this for years!
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.
Oct 28, 2011
Loved it! Definitely a keeper to make over and over again!
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 :)