Cuban Picadillo

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by PalatablePastime

This meat mixture is cooked with a sofrito and can be served on rice with eggs or in tortillas like a taco. Goes well with fried plaintains.

Top Review by mplsgirl

I actually thought this was awesome!!! I LOVED the combo of flavors and, at first glance, it looks more complicated than it is. This one is definitely going to be in the regular rotation - thanks!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add the sofrito (garlic, onions, green pepper, jalapeno, cilantro, capers, olives, bay leaves and cumin seeds).
  2. Cook the sofrito until it is fragrant and the onions are translucent; remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Brown ground beef in pan and drain fat.
  4. Add sofrito to the beef along with the tomatoes, vinegar, and cayenne pepper.
  5. Simmer for 45 minutes on low heat.
  6. Serve over rice, with a fried egg on top, garnished with pimiento, if desired.
  7. Another option to serve is to spoon it into corn tortillas, with lettuce, tomato, green onions, jalapenos, cheese, and hot sauce, like a taco.

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