Picadillo (Cuban Beef Hash)


I got the original recipe from my father-in-law and made a few changes. It has been one of my family's favorites for over 20 years. Serve over white rice, or complete with a side of French fries. It may not sound fancy but it is definitely delicious!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
5 servings


  • 2 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • ½ cup stuffed green olives

  • ½ cup brine from olive jar

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon adobo seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef and garlic; cook and stir until the beef is crumbly and no longer pink. Place cooked beef in a mesh strainer to drain off the grease.

  2. Return beef to the pan and add the tomato sauce, green olives, and olive brine. Season with garlic salt, garlic powder, adobo seasoning, and pepper. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

496 Calories
32g Fat
11g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 496
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 2061mg 90%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 17mg 87%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 7mg 37%
Potassium 1053mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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