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Classic Cuban-Style Picadillo

Amalloch

"Here is a classic Cuban recipe for ground beef that is typically eaten over white rice. It can also be used as a filling for tacos or empanadas. It's delicious with fried ripe plantains."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 350 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic, onion, and green bell pepper in the hot oil until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Crumble ground beef into the skillet; cook and stir until browned completely, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Stir olives, raisins, capers, tomato sauce, sazon seasoning, cumin, sugar, and salt through the ground beef mixture.
  4. Cover the skillet, reduce heat to low, and cook until the mixture is heated through, 5 to 10 minutes.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 350 calories; 18.5 g fat; 23.8 g carbohydrates; 23.7 g protein; 74 mg cholesterol; 3572 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was wonderful! I added more olives (because we love olives), some of the olive brine (instead of more salt) and I didn't have any sazon so I improvised by mixing equal parts of coriander, c...

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I had high expectations for this dish but in the end we felt it was not as flavourful as expected. As I could not get the sazon seasoning for this recipe, I searched online to find one to make, ...

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This was wonderful! I added more olives (because we love olives), some of the olive brine (instead of more salt) and I didn't have any sazon so I improvised by mixing equal parts of coriander, c...

Great! I added cheese and left out the raisins, but very good!

i thought no one else made this! my recipe is way different though and takes longer

This recipe was really quick and easy which works well for weeknights. Our grocery store had different flavors of sazon, so like another reviewer, I found on online substitute which called for e...

There is a Cuban restaurant in the Miami Airport called La Carreta. They serve picadillo there, but this has SO much more flavor - I love the sweetness of the raisins against the capers & olives...

What a yummy dish! I had about 3/4 lb left over turkey meat taco seasoned to use up, this was the perfect reincarnation for it. I used a red pepper, and after the saute added the turkey. I di...

Made it! My whole family loved it. At first I was worried it would be too salty because of the two packs of Sazon, but it was perfect. I didn't add raisins because my family doesn't like them, b...

Deeeee lish!!! I didnt have sazon seasoning, so i added garlic powder, onion powder, coriander, oregano, cumin, salt, pepper, paprika. This is good with white rice. The raisins and olives and t...

I have made picadillo multiple times and this is by far the best recipe I have found. Only changes I made were to pulse the onion, garlic and green pepper in the food processor instead of choppi...