Rating: 4.5 stars
60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

A Cuban creation, picadillo is one of the world's great ground meat dishes. I went with beef, but you can add some pork and/or chorizo. Serve it with rice.

Recipe Summary

cook:
45 mins
total:
55 mins
prep:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and break up into small pieces with a spoon or spatula as it browns. Cook until meat completely loses its pink color, 8 to 10 minutes. Add diced onion and salt. Cook until onions turn translucent, about 5 minutes. Add pepper, cumin, cinnamon, bay leaves, and cayenne pepper. Cook 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.

    Advertisement
  • Stir in red wine vinegar, crushed tomatoes, and water. Cook a few minutes while deglazing pan. Add currants; bring back to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook until meat is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Gently stir in sliced olives; cover and cook another 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

485 calories; protein 37g; carbohydrates 26.3g; fat 27g; cholesterol 111.4mg; sodium 1509.8mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement