Cuban Picadillo

This traditional Cuban dinner can be prepared in minutes. Sweet pepper, olives, raisins and cinnamon add authentic richness to the dish. Serve over rice or with flour tortillas.


2 teaspoons olive oil

1 cup onion, chopped

1/2 green pepper, chopped

1 large garlic clove , minced

1 pound ground sirlion

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup pimento stuffed olives, sliced

1/4 cup raisins

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks

1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes


3 tablespoons sliced almonds

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Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet. Add onion and saut?? 3 minutes. Add green pepper and garlic. Saut?? 3 minutes. Add beef and saut?? about 8 minutes or until browned, crumbling meat as it cooks. Stir in remaining ingredients except almonds. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 – 25 minutes until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir in the almonds.
Serves: 4