Picadillo

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


Picadillo

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Servings: 24
Yield: 3 cups
Total Time: 45 mins
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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
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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