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

5 5

Very good! This one is a keeper.

5 5

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!

5 5

This is delicious!!!