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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 !!!

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Chef Farmer May 09, 2009

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

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artistickd March 11, 2009

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

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Dr. David June 08, 2008

This was absolutely delicious! My boyfriend hates raisins, but he loved this dish! I omitted the olives, as we're not big olive fans. I served it with basmati rice. I didn't have any plantains, but I'll be sure to have them next time I make this. I love plantains! I also think I'll double the recipe next time, since we don't have much left over.

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Mystikvelvet October 11, 2007

had this for the 1st time in paris last summer and was hoping to recreate this tasty dish. used ground turkey to make it slightly healthier. couldn't find plantains in our grocery store. would use the recommended mojo criollo next time -- if i can find it. hubby ate all the leftovers. a++++

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teriw January 28, 2007

This was wonderful! Spicy yet with a touch of sweetness. The only changes I made were to use vinegar in place of the red wine, & i soaked the raisins in it to soften them, & since I didn't have any regular tomato sauce, I used a can that was pre-seasoned to be used with tacos. Also, I added about a half-teaspoon each of cinnamon & cumin, but i'm sure even w/ NO changes, this would have been awesome! I served it w/ a choice of tortillas or rice.

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JanetB-KY May 09, 2004
Cuban Style Picadillo