Who can resist this sweet, savory mix of tender ground beef, raisins, almonds and olives served on slider rolls with garlic mayo? Considered comfort food throughout Latin America, picadillo works wonders as a satisfying filling for sandwiches, tacos and empanadas.
Mix the mayonnaise and grated garlic together in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the chopped garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Let cool slightly.
Gently mix the ground beef, almonds, olives, raisins, tomato sauce, allspice, cinnamon and 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl until just incorporated. Divide the meat mixture into 16 equal portions and form into patties.
Wipe out the skillet, add the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, and heat over medium-high. Working in batches, cook the patties, flipping once until browned on each side and medium on the inside, about 2 minutes per side. Serve on the potato rolls with a smear of the garlic mayonnaise and a lettuce leaf.
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This recipe has been updated to more accurately recognize its origin or to add cultural context. It may differ from what was originally published or broadcast.