Picadillo

This savory ground beef dish sweetened with spices and dried fruits is a legacy from Spain.

Picadillo
SERVINGS
24
YIELD
3 cups
TOTAL TIME
45 mins
Ingredients
  • 1   pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2  cup chopped onion
  • 2   cloves garlic, minced
  • 2   medium tomatoes
  • 1   medium apple
  • 1/3  cup raisins
  • 2   tablespoons thinly sliced, pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1   tablespoon chopped, pickled jalapeno pepper
  • 1   tablespoon vinegar
  • 1   teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8  teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4  cup toasted slivered almonds
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Directions
1. 
In a large skillet cook ground beef, onion, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat.
2. 
Meanwhile, peel and chop tomatoes. Peel, core, and chop apple. Stir tomatoes, apple, raisins, olives, jalapeno pepper, vinegar, sugar, salt, cinnamon, cumin, and cloves into the beef mixture. Cook, covered, over low heat for 20 minutes. Stir in the toasted almonds. Cook, uncovered, for 2 minutes more. Serve it with large corn chips or tortilla chips or in taco shells or flour tortillas. Makes about 3 cups (24, 2-tablespoon servings).

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 50, Fat, total (g) 2, chol. (mg) 10, sat. fat (g) 0, carb. (g) 4, pro. (g) 4, sodium (mg) 32, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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