Picadillo with Rice and Black Beans

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

I used to love eating Picadillo when I lived in Key West many years ago. Found this recipe in the paper so I can now enjoy this again. I don't eat beef so I use ground turkey breast instead. Easy quick little dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook beef or turkey on medium heat in a large non-stick skillet for 5 minutes or until no longer pink; drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, combine water, 1 cup salsa and beans in a 3 quart pan.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  4. Add rice.
  5. Stir, cover and reduce heat to low.
  6. Cook 10 minutes and remove from heat.
  7. To cooked meat, add remaining 1 1/2 cups salsa, apple, olives, cinnamon and raisins.
  8. Cover and cook for 7 minutes or until apples are softened and mixture is heated through.
  9. Serve picadillo with rice and beans mixture.
  10. Garnish with slivered almonds.
Most Helpful

Very good! This one is a keeper.

hellabump February 19, 2009

A delicious, surprising combination of flavors and textures. Even my husband, who never gives any of my cooking more than four stars, likes it a lot. I did play a little fast and loose with the recipe. I had some brown rice already cooked, so I browned the beef and threw in everything else (minus the water) and cooked it all together. The olives were kind of small, so I threw in some extras. This combo is definitely a winner. When I make it again, I'll toast the almonds in the toaster oven. Thanks for the recipe!

Podkayne May 19, 2007