Monika Rosales


A perfectly Cuban seasoned ground beef dish, can also be made with ground chicken, turkey or pork


★★★★★ 4 votes

15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    green bell pepper
  • 2 clove
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp
    green olives
  • small can(s)
    roasted pimentos
  • ·
    salt /pepper
  • few sprig(s)
    cilantro (chopped)
  • few sprig(s)
  • pinch
  • half c
    chopped tomatoes
  • splash
    red wine

How to Make Picadillo


  1. saute, onions, green bell peppers in olive oil about 5 mins, add diced garlic cloves
  2. next add the ground beef and brown, mixing all together
    add, the 2 bay leaves, olives, cumin, chopped tomatoes, chopped roasted pimentos, chopped cilantro,culantro & parsley...add a splash of wine (preferably a red).....salt to taste....
  3. simmer & enjoy with white rice & plantains...YUM

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About Picadillo

Course/Dish: Beef Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Cuban
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids
Hashtag: #Cuban

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