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    Picadillo. Photo by rpgaymer

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    1 hr 20 mins

    20 mins

    1 hr

    Patty Mae's Note:

    Picadillo is one of the Cuban dishes I discovered while living in Miami. This version is always a hit with my family and friends. I serve picadillo over white or yellow rice. Black beans and garlic bread make a nice accompaniment.

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    1. 1
      Cook ground beef in a large pan over medium heat until done. Remove from pan, drain, and set aside.
    2. 2
      Add olive oil to pan. When the oil is hot add onions and green peppers. Sauté until onions are translucent. Add garlic and saute several more minutes.
    3. 3
      Return cooked beef to pan and add remaining ingredients. Stir well and bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      Reduce heat to low; cover pan and simmer for about 30 minutes.
    5. 5
      Remove bay leaf before serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 07, 2010


      This recipe is as good as the other reviewers said it was. I made it for Cinco de Mayo and it did not disappoint. I made mine in a vegan version using Yves fake ground beef and it worked great! One note of caution, I added the 1/2 teaspoon salt prior to trying it and regretted it. I hadn't added any additional salt so figured it would be bland and need the 1/2 tsp, but it turns out the olives added quite a bit of salt, so it was a bit on the salty side. Otherwise, it rocked. This one is going in my "go-to" cookbook. I made it with the recipezaar recipe for Mexican Yellow Rice, which was also fantastic and easy to make. The whole thing took me about an hour.

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    • on August 22, 2007


      I love this!! I've made it many times already and many of my friends have asked for the recipe and love it also. The mix of tastes works out wonderfully! I eat it over white rice and everyone in my family gobbles it up every time. Thanks!

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    • on August 25, 2012


      Amazing flavor! We love this recipe and I make it often!! I only use 1 lb of ground beef and sometimes use 2 Tbs of pimento-stuffed green olives instead of a can of pimentos. I always use sherry. Make yellow rice or ID #348262 and add another handful of raisins. YUM :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Picadillo

    Serving Size: 1 (346 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 405.6
    Calories from Fat 184
    Total Fat 20.5 g
    Saturated Fat 6.9 g
    Cholesterol 98.2 mg
    Sodium 873.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
    Sugars 10.6 g
    Protein 34.4 g

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