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    45 mins

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    Transylmania's Note:

    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.

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    1. 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. 2
      Add the beef and the seasonings. Cook until the beef is brown and crumbly, about five minutes.
    3. 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. 4
      Add herbs and enjoy.

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    • on October 02, 2008


      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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    • on May 09, 2007


      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.

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    Nutritional Facts for Picadillo

    Serving Size: 1 (424 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 407.4
    Calories from Fat 153
    Total Fat 17.0 g
    Saturated Fat 5.3 g
    Cholesterol 73.7 mg
    Sodium 131.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 28.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
    Sugars 13.9 g
    Protein 27.4 g

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