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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 675.5
  • Total Fat: 35.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 104.3 mg
  • Sodium: 1,177.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 60.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 30.2 g

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A Classic Cuban Dish A Classic Cuban Dish
Number of Servings: 6


    1 onions, diced
    1 green bell pepper, diced
    4 garlic cloves chopped well
    4 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
    1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
    1/4 cup of sugar
    1 tsp. of cumin
    1 (12 oz.) can of tomato sauce
    10 to 15 medium green stuffed olives, sliced
    2 tbsp capers chopped
    1 small box (about 1/2 cup) dark raisins
    2 to 3 bay leafs, remove before serving.
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. oregano
    1/4 tsp. black pepper
    1/4 tsp. paprika
    1/4cup of ketchup


Saute the onions, peppers and garlic in 2 Tbsp. olive oil until softened. Set aside.
Saute beef in 2 Tbsp. olive oil.
Combine the sauteed veggies and beef in one large skillet pan.
Add tomato sauce, olives, capers, raisins, and remaining seasonings.
Stir well to mix. Cook covered 40 minutes on low heat.
Serve with plain white rice.
I like this dish with Basmati or long grained white rice.
And don't leave out the raisins, as they really add to the dish...
Serves 6

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RANDYW41.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Hi, I make Picadillo all the time , just wondering why the sugar? never added sugar to mine,does it change the taste or make it sweet? - 10/11/11

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    I also add lean chopped ham to this recipe. My Cuban husband LOVES it! :-) - 9/3/11

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    Add the capers....and then let me know!! mmmm.. - 3/19/11

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    I've never made it with capers. My family adds cooked potatoes to it. - 6/30/09

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    Unique flavor, this recipe has been in my family as well for years. Except for the capers.
    - 4/13/09