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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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Lissa

Wednesday 31st of October 2012

Looks delicious! I've pinned this as well - thanks for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays.

katies language cafe

Tuesday 30th of October 2012

I love cuban anything! This looks delicious! thanks for sharing this up at Katies Language Cafe's weekly recipe link up!

Marti Cooper

Monday 29th of October 2012

Hello! Thank you for participating at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! :) I host it every weekend so I hope you return to post more of your great things!

Have a great week!

http://sew-licious.blogspot.com

xoxo,Marti

Miz Helen

Sunday 28th of October 2012

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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Sunday 28th of October 2012

Hi! I am your newest follower and was hoping that you would stop by and follow me back!!

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Thanks,Sarah

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