Monday, May 7, 2012

Recipe: Picadillo

 Picadillo is one of my favorite meals. Not only is it delicious comfort food, but my husband loves it, and always raves over it, which makes me feel good, and my daughter likes it to. It has been awhile since I have made this, we use to eat it probably once a week. It's great because there is always left overs, which you could use to makes some empanadas, I usually just pick up the pastry disk my Goya in the frozen food section, and follow instructions on there. I would love this baked empanada recipe one of these days.

What you will need:
1.5 lbs. lean ground beef
1- 15.ounce can of diced tomatoes
1- 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
1/2 of a white onion
1 small green pepper
1 Beef Bouillon cube
1 tbsp. of brown sugar
1/4 cup of  white vinegar
1.5 tsp. of capers
about 15-20 green pimento olives 
1 tbsp of garlic powder
olive oil

Finely chop onion and green pepper, add to a pot with a drizzle of olive oil, and cook over medium heat, until onions become translucent. Next add the can of diced tomatoes, and let cook for about 3-5 minutes.

Add your meat, garlic powder, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Continuously stirring until the meat starts to break up into small bits. Let that cook for a few minutes until mostly browned. Reduce heat to medium/low

The remaining ingredients need to be added slowly one by one, letting each flavor have time to sink in.

For me this process takes about 25- 30 minutes. They can be put in any order you wish but this is the order I usually do... and it's just because this is how I do it, no particular reason. I usually add one, stir, let it cook for about 5-6 minutes, then add the next.. and repeat..

Olives ( I like to chop my olives up so I don't see them in there, they are a MUST HAVE in this dish, but I don't care for olives by themselves. So I hide them)
Brown sugar
Tomato sauce

After all the ingredients have been used, I let it simmer for about 10-15 min.

I serve it over white rice.



  1. yummmmm! looks delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  2. Deee-licious :)) Want to follow each other doll? let me know!

    Belle De Jour


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