Picadillo (Cuban Beef Hash)

Picadillo (Cuban Beef Hash)

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"I got the original recipe from my father-in-law and made a few changes. It has been one of my family's favorites for over 20 years. Serve over white rice, or complete with a side of French fries. It may not sound fancy but it is definitely delicious!"


1 h 10 m servings 496 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 496 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 32 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.2g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 41.1 g
  • 82%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 138 mg
  • 46%
  • Sodium:
  • 2060 mg
  • 82%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef and garlic; cook and stir until the beef is crumbly and no longer pink. Place cooked beef in a mesh strainer to drain off the grease.
  2. Return beef to the pan and add the tomato sauce, green olives, and olive brine. Season with garlic salt, garlic powder, adobo seasoning, and pepper. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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  1. 16 Ratings


Nice, but traditional Picadillo always includes raisins! This dish is traditionally served over hot white rice, with a side of fried plantains and black beans. Cubans do not eat tacos, folks, ...

This was excellent and very similar to my Cuban family's dish. We don't use raisins in our picadillo. This dish is served over white or brown rice. Usually a side dish for this Cuban dish is Yuc...

I served this with tortillas as another reviewer recommended. Even loaded with tomato, cheese, lettuce, and sour cream the overwhelming flavor of green olive could not be covered up enough to m...

Oh my gosh! We loved this! I cooked it down a little more so we could have it on flour tortillas, basically made tacos out of it. I will be making this again and again! N*R

I made this especially for my boyfriend because when ever we go out to our favorite Cuban restaurant he always orders Picadillo, and I myself enjoy it as well. However i found that the end resul...

I'm just getting up from the dinner table after eating this. It is really, really good and a different way to use ground beef (which is always a challange for me) I think this could be salty f...

N*R. This was ok, a little salty, but a good fast dish with lots of flavor.

This N*R choice was pretty good. The only change I made was to omit the garlic salt and double the garlic powder like someone else suggested. It was still very salty! We ate it over rice whic...

This was pretty good. I made tacos out of it and everyone enjoyed, even my 5 year old. N*R.