Learn how to make flavorful and authentic Cuban picadillo at home with this simple 30-minute recipe. Made stovetop, it features ground beef, tomato sauce, select spices, olives, and raisins. Serve with rice for an easy weeknight dinner.
Salt and pepper to taste(start with 1/4 teaspoon then adjust from there)
1/4cupSpanish olives cut in half
2tablespoonsraisins(or more to taste) optional
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and green peppers and, sauté for 2-3 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
Next, add ground beef and cook, breaking the meat apart, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat down to medium-low.
Stir in cooking wine, tomato sauce, cumin, oregano, and, salt + pepper to taste. Simmer for 10-12 minutes until fragrant and saucy.
Remove from the heat. Stir in olives and raisins (if using). Serve with white rice. Enjoy!
OptionalIf you'd like to add chopped potatoes to this Cuban picadillo recipe, peel and cut 2 small Yukon gold potatoes into small cubes. Make sure they are all the same size so they cook evenly. Add them to the skillet in step 3 so they cook with the tomato-based sauce until tender.