Ofelia's Delicious Authentic Cuban Picadillo is to die for! This is one recipe everyone needs to try at least once in their life.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: olives, picadillo, raisins, white wine
Author: Chef Rodney
4TbspOlive OilExtra Virgin
1 Green Bell PepperFinely Diced
2lbsLean Ground Beef
1/2CupSpanish Green OlivesChopped
In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and garlic and cook until onions become soft (about 4 to 7 minutes). This is called "sofrito" and is the base of the dish.
Add the lean ground beef and cook until browned.
Add the tomato paste, dry white wine, olives + 1 Tablespoon of brine, capers + 1 Tablespoon of brine, and raisins and cook covered over medium heat for 20 minutes.
Uncover, stir and simmer uncovered for an additional 15 to 20.
Best served over fluffy white rice. Garnish with chopped red pimientos and le sueur petit pois (optional).
→ Make sure you use LEAN Ground Beef for the best flavor.→ Can also be served with a fried egg on top or with crispy fried cubed potatoes.→ If you can't find Stuffed Green Olives you can substitute with "Manzanilla Olives" stuffed with minced pimiento.→ You can substitute the Ground Beef for Ground Turkey.→ Please take into consideration that some of the alcohol in this recipe may not completely burn off and the remains could be of significant concern to recovering alcoholics, parents, and others who have ethical or religious reasons for avoiding alcohol.