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Recipe by Angel91805

This Cuban recipe came from the Tampa Times newspaper many many years ago (probably around 1990??). I think there are as many variations of picadillo as there are cooks that make it. This, however, is our favorite.

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  1. Heat oil in a frying pan and add onions.
  2. Saute until onions are golden but not black, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and green pepper and gently sauté 5 minutes.
  4. Add the beef and break up into small pieces as it browns. (Drain if there is excess fat.)
  5. Add the tomato sauce and mix well.
  6. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook gently, stirring occasionally, until the flavors have blended, about 15 minutes.
  7. For a traditional Cuban dish, serve this over yellow rice.
  8. We serve with crusty buttered bread and green beans flavored w/ bacon and garlic.

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