Lean Ground Beef over Zucchini Noodles! Lean ground beef, made Cuban-style served over spiralized sautéed zucchini noodles. A quick and easy 30-minute weeknight meal!
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Lean Ground Beef over Zucchini Noodles {Cuban Picadillo!}

Lean ground beef, made Cuban-style served over spiralized sautéed zucchini noodles. A quick and easy 30-minute weeknight meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jamie Silva

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 green pepper finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro
  • 4 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons green olives cut in half
  • 4 medium zucchini noodles spiralized (make sure they are ripe)

Instructions

  • Brown meat on medium heat in large skillet. Use a wooden spoon to break the meat apart. When meat is no longer pink, drain all liquid from the skillet.
  • Add onion, garlic, green pepper, and cilantro to the pan and continue cooking on a low flame. Add olives, cumin, bay leaf, salt, pepper, tomato sauce, and 1/4 cup of water. Mix well.
  • Reduce heat and simmer covered about 15-20 minutes. When done, transfer lean ground beef to a plate.
  • In the same skillet, over medium heat, sauté the zucchini noodles for no more than 5 minutes until al dente (do NOT add salt nor cook for longer than 5 minutes. They will become a soggy, mushy mess). Drain. To plate, top lean ground beef over zucchini noodles. Serve and enjoy!