Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a great Latin American sweet and spicy ground meat dish. It's great served plain with rice and beans, but also can be a filling for empanadas or tacos. and is EXCELLENT in baked pasta dishes like baked ziti ot lasagna. The list of ingredients is long, but it is quite simple to prepare.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet or a Dutch oven heat the oil over medium heat. Add onion, pepper, chiles, and garlic. Saute until the onions are soft and transparent.
  2. Add the beef and the seasonings. Cook until the beef is brown and crumbly, about five minutes.
  3. Add the wine, tomato puree, raisins, and almonds. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally until almost dry (you do want SOME sauce), this will take about 30 minutes.
  4. Add herbs and enjoy.
Most Helpful

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Hi Transylmania!! Loved this recipe. It will forever be out taco meat recipe. The raisins make it really great. We also loved it for a topping for salad. with rolls. I read through all your recipes; they are certainly creative and from diverse parts of the world. I look forward to trying many others in the months to come Thanks Judy in WA

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I made this recipe because it sounded like my stepfather's. It was wonderful. The only adjustment I made was to omit the almonds. Everything else was so Cuban authenic. Thanks for submitting it.