Classic Cuban-Style Picadillo

Classic Cuban-Style Picadillo

14 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Recipe by  danda22151

“Here is a classic Cuban recipe for ground beef that is typically eaten over white rice. It can also be used as a filling for tacos or empanadas. It's delicious with fried ripe plantains.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic, onion, and green bell pepper in the hot oil until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Crumble ground beef into the skillet; cook and stir until browned completely, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Stir olives, raisins, capers, tomato sauce, sazon seasoning, cumin, sugar, and salt through the ground beef mixture.
  4. Cover the skillet, reduce heat to low, and cook until the mixture is heated through, 5 to 10 minutes.

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This was wonderful! I added more olives (because we love olives), some of the olive brine (instead of more salt) and I didn't have any sazon so I improvised by mixing equal parts of coriander, cumin, achiote (ground annatto), salt and powdered garlic. Served with rice and fried plantains.



i thought no one else made this! my recipe is way different though and takes longer



Great! I added cheese and left out the raisins, but very good!

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 350 cal
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 18.5 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs
  • 23.8 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 23.7 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 3669 mg
  • 147%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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