Picadillo

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 pounds lean ground beef

1/2 cup chopped white onion chopped

1/2 cup diced red bell pepper

1/2 cup diced yellow bell pepper

1/2 tablespoon chopped garlic

3 bay leaves

1 teaspoon toasted ground cumin

1/4 cup sliced green olives

1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

1/4 cup golden raisins

3/4 cup tomato paste

1/4 cup parsley, chopped

Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Begin by heating a medium Dutch oven over high heat. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and the ground beef; be sure to distribute it evenly throughout the pan. Allow to brown on the bottom without moving it for 5 minutes. As the meat begins to loose its red tint start mixing in onion, peppers, garlic, bay leaves and cumin. Let it cook for 7 minutes until the vegetables become translucent. Then add olives, almonds, raisins, tomato paste and parsley. Make sure to mix it thoroughly with a spoon so that the tomato paste is well incorporated. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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