Picadillo, Cuban Ground Beef

1
Pamela Rappaport

By
@Pamelalala

I lived in Miami for 18 years and fell in love with Cuban food. Picadillo is a traditional Cuban dish and every household does it a little differently. This is how I was taught to make it. Serve it with white rice, sweet plantains, and an avocado salad and you'll think you are in Little Havana!

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • 1 large
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 15 oz
    can diced tomatoes with the juice (or 2 large very ripe tomatoes if you have them!)
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 3/4 c
    pimento stuffed green olives, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    capers

How to Make Picadillo, Cuban Ground Beef

Step-by-Step

  1. Saute onion, peppers and garlic in oil until tender
  2. Add the ground beef and brown, breaking the meat up. Drain the fat if you like but it's not traditional to do so.
  3. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, cumin, salt and pepper, and vinegar. Simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 20 minutes.
  4. Add the olives and capers and warm through.
  5. Serve over white rice
  6. Note - Many recipes call for a cup of raisins.

Printable Recipe Card

About Picadillo, Cuban Ground Beef

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Cuban
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom



Show 3 Comments & Reviews

24 Italian Restaurant-Quality Recipes to Make at Home

24 Italian Restaurant-Quality Recipes to Make at Home


What’s for dinner? Italian, but you’re not heading to your favorite restaurant. Tonight’s restaurant-quality Italian meal is going to be made at home. We’re sharing classic Italian recipes like chicken marsala and eggplant rollatini. There are classics with a twist, such as stuffed chicken Parmesan. And for dessert? Tiramisu, cannolis, and New York Cheesecake are on […]

8 Ways to Enjoy Banana Pudding

8 Ways to Enjoy Banana Pudding


What’s banana pudding? A Southern favorite, it is made with layers of vanilla pudding, vanilla wafer cookies, and sliced bananas. Then it’s topped with whipped cream. Creamy and decadent, if you love bananas, you’ll love this dessert. And, we’ve found eight ways you can enjoy it.

25 Desserts Made With Boxed Pudding

25 Desserts Made With Boxed Pudding


Boxed pudding is tasty and convenient. But, want to know how you can make it better? Transform it into a pie, cake, frosting, and even fruit salad. Who knew so many treats could start with a box of pudding? If you’ve been organizing your pantry and realize how many boxes of pudding were hidden, used […]