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Beef Picadillo

Beef Picadillo is a sweet-savory dish that is ready in under an hour. It is made up of ground beef, tomatoes, onions, green olives and raisins.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Spanish
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 # ground beef
  • 1 medium sized yellow onion, small diced
  • 1 medium sized red bell pepper, small diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 14.5 oz. can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup pitted green olives, about 10 green olives, sliced
  • ¼ cup golden raisins red raisins work too
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


  • In a large saute pan or skillet, add the ground beef and cook until brown and no more pink is showing. Drain any excess fat and liquid
  • Once the beef is browned, add the yellow onion, red bell pepper and garlic. Stir and allow the onions to soften, about 5 minutes
  • After 5 moinutes, add the reamining ingredients and stir well. Cover the pan, turn the heat on low and cook for 30 minutes
  • Give the beef picadillo one good stir before serving. Enjoy!