Cuban Picadillo

If you like spicy food, you will love this Cuban Picadillo - add more or less chilies to your preference - 30-Minute dinner (start to finish)

Whilst browsing some of my old IDEAS magazines, I came across this recipe for Cuban Picadillo which I then adapted a little.

I have never heard of it, but the ingredients intrigued me… and the rice with beans is actually part of the dish! Of course I googled this and there were quite a lot of different recipes, mostly served with rice and beans as I did, but there were also suggestions that it can be served as a filling, which by the way, my daughter mentioned as soon as she tasted this.

If you like spicy food, you will love this Cuban Picadillo - add more or less chilies to your preference - 30-Minute dinner (start to finish)

It is a delicious, tasty and spicy meal…. and it took only about 30 minutes – start to finish. I added 2 chilies but you can add more, or less, whichever degree of spiciness you prefer.

Cuban Picadillo

4 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

2 TB Olive Oil
1 Onion, chopped
2 t Fresh Garlic, crushed
500g Lean Ground Beef
2 Green Chilies, chopped finely
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1 can (410g) Chopped Tomatoes
10 – 15 Black Olives, pitted and chopped roughly
3 TB Seedless Raisins
Salt and Pepper, to taste
2 t Sugar

1 can (410g) Red Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained
Cooked White Rice

Fresh Parsley, Rocket or Basil, to serve {optional}

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Saute the Onion and Garlic in the Olive Oil until soft – Add the Ground Beef and stir-fry until brown.
2.) Add the Chillies, Red Bell Pepper and Tomatoes – simmer 10 minutes.
3.) Add the Black Olives, Raisins, Salt & Pepper and the Sugar, stir to mix and simmer another 10 minutes over medium-low heat.
4.) Mix the Red Kidney Beans with the Cooked White Rice.

Serve the Picadillo with the Rice/Beans and garnish with fresh Parsley, Arugula or Basil.

If you like spicy food, you will love this Cuban Picadillo - add more or less chilies to your preference - 30-Minute dinner (start to finish)
If you like spicy food, you will love this Cuban Picadillo - add more or less chilies to your preference - 30-Minute dinner (start to finish)

12 thoughts on “Cuban Picadillo”

  1. I grew up in Florida … and Cuban cuisine is very prominent in parts of the state. I love Cuban food! I had to google fresh Rocket – For any Americans, we call rocket "arugula". I shared on my FB page and pinning it now!

  2. How delicious! Will have to try this. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. This looks and sounds delicious and needs to be on my table asap! Thank you for linking up to Wednesday Extravaganza! Come back Sunday to vote and maybe claim the first spot on my Wall of Fame 🙂

  4. I can't wait to try this recipe, Linda. We will really enjoy this flavor combination. Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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