Picadillo
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Picadillo

A flavor packed dish made with ground beef. A staple in every Cuban household

James Andrews

Ingredients

6-serving
  1. 2 Pounds Ground Beef
  2. 2 spanish onion , small - sized , diced
  3. 1 bell pepper , small - sized , diced
  4. 2 Bay leaves
  5. 1/2 Tablespoon oregano
  6. 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  7. 6 Cloves garlic
  8. 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  9. 1 1/2 Cups olives spanish green
  10. 1/2 Cup nonpareil capers

Method

45 mins
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    In a large saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add green pepper and onion and saute until translucent, then add the garlic and saute for and additional minute.

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    Add tomato paste, Bay leaf, and oregano and cook for 3-4 minutes. Put in the ground beef, olives and capers,and let them simmer.

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    After about 40 minutes, taste and adjust seasonings. It important to note we do not drain the fat or not all of it, depending on amount. There needs to be a fair amount of fat in the meat.

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    I choose to make mine early in the day and allow it to sit over a low heat.

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