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Cuban Picadillo

Cuban Picadillo served with a side of Rice and Beans is a quick ground beef, spicy dinner – only 30 minutes from prepping to serving !

Cuban Picadillo served with a side of Rice and Beans is a quick ground beef, spicy dinner - only 30 minutes from prepping to serving !

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.

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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 served with a side of Rice and Beans is a quick ground beef, spicy dinner - only 30 minutes from prepping to serving !

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Cuban Picadillo

Yield: 4 Servings

Cuban Picadillo

Cuban Picadillo

Cuban Picadillo served with a side of Rice and Beans is a quick ground beef, spicy dinner - only 30 minutes from prepping to serving !

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

BEEF:

  • 2 TB Olive Oil, extra-virgin
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 t Fresh Garlic, crushed
  • 450 g Lean Ground Beef ( 1 pound )
  • 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

RICE:

  • 1 can (410g) Red Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained
  • Cooked White Rice, about 6 cups

TO SERVE:

  • Fresh Parsley, Rocket or Basil, to serve (optional)

Instructions

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

Notes

  • Serve the Picadillo with the Rice/Beans and garnish with fresh Parsley, Arugula or Basil
  • Nutrition values excludes Rice/Beans

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Amount Per Serving Calories 432.3Total Fat 31.8gSaturated Fat 10.4gUnsaturated Fat 17.1gCarbohydrates 15.8gFiber 2gSugar 9.9gProtein 21.6g

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