Picadillo Cubano (Cuban Ground Beef Dish)

Serves: 6

Picadillo Cubano is a simple, but satisfying popular Cuban dish. The flavors of this dish are incredibly intense and rich.

Dovetailing Tip: You already cooked the ground beef for this recipe. Crumble in a skillet and add the spices and remaining ingredients. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Yield: 4-6 servings
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1/4 cup olive oil
2 pounds ground beef
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
1 bay leaf
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
5 garlic cloves, crushed
salt and pepper, to your taste
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup white wine
1/2 cup pimento stuffed green olives, cut in half
1/3 cup raisins
3 cups cooked white rice


1. Place a sauce pan on medium-high heat and add the olive oil.
2. Add the beef and brown, stirring occasionally, then add the cumin, oregano, bay leaf, onion, bell pepper, garlic and season with salt and pepper.Cook for about 10 minutes more.
3. Add the tomato sauce, white wine, olives and raisins. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for about 30 minutes, stirring often.
4. Remove the bay leaf and serve over plain white rice.

Source: mycolombianrecipes.com

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