Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

This dish is best served over white rice with sweet plantains on the side (I use the frozen package of sweet plantains) Also great as left-overs! My house always smells so good when i make this...makes mouths water as you inhale it! Note: when I make this I pour about 5 tablespoons of Kirby mojo criollo in the hamburger meat, it just adds a tiny bit more flavor

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook ground chuck in skillet on med-high heat and drain most of the fat (I always leave some in for flavor) Add mojo criollo (if desired), oregano, red cooking wine, tomato sauce,olives, brown sugar and raisons.
  2. Put the lid on and simmer for 30-45 minutes.
  3. In separate pan heat olive oil at med-high and add potatoes, onion, red pepper, and garlic (do not add garlic until potatoes are almost done) and cook until potatoes are fully cooked Add them to the pan and re-cover lid.
  4. Make rice as directed on package.
  5. Wait about 10 minutes before rice is ready to make the frozen sweet plantains. I cook them long enough so they are fairly dark, then place them on paper towels to drain the canola oil. Serve picadillo over white rice and sweet plantains on the side.


Most Helpful

I made fried sweet potatoes as a side dish and added carrot, celery and a some garbanzo beans to this with a pinch of cinnamon and a couple cloves. Was really a great hit !!!

Chef Farmer May 09, 2009

This came out perfect, even without the potatoes. I make this at least once a month.

artistickd March 11, 2009

This brings back wonderful memories! This is the best recipe for Picadillo I have found! Thanks for sharing it!

Dr. David June 08, 2008

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