Monday, March 9, 2009

Cuban Style Picadillo

1/4 cup olive oil
1 large white onion, diced
8 garlic cloves, minced
1 large green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 14 /2 oz can diced tomatoes
2 lbs ground beef (85% lean or higher)
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes in juice
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup green olives, chopped

Heat up olive oil in large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, green pepper and garlic. Turn heat down to medium. Cook about 5-7 minutes, until onions are softened.

Add the ground beef and break apart using a large spoon. When beef is no longer pink, add diced tomatoes and vinegar. Stir in spices.

Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens, about 20 minutes. Stir in green olives and cook additional 5-10 minutes.

Serve with beans, rice and fried plantains.


  1. You read my mind! I have a package of lean ground beef that I forgot to split up before I froze it so I was wondering what I could make with such a large amount! A quick glance at this recipe tells me I have everything I need - now, I just need to get Mr. Noodle to make me a nice mojito to go with it!

  2. sounds so nice that just for that you get 5's it would have been nicer if a photo was available :D


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