Picadillo CUBA

Recipe:
PREP TIME:
10 mins

COOK TIME:
25 mins

TOTAL TIME:
35 mins
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 large chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlicminced
  • 1 to matochopped
  • 1/2 pepperfinely chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • 1-1/2 lb 93% lean ground beef
  • 4 oz 1/2 can tomato sauce (I like Goya, check label for Keto)
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1-2 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp alcaparradocapers or green olives would work too
Process:
  • Brown meat on high heat in large sauté pan and season with salt and pepper. Use a wooden spoon to break the meat up into small pieces. When meat is no longer pink, drain all juice from pan.
  • Meanwhile, while meat is cooking, chop onion, garlic, pepper, tomato and cilantro.
  • Add to the meat and continue cooking on a low flame. Add alcaparrado and about 2 tbsp of the brine (the juice from the olives, this adds great flavor) cumin, bay leaf, and more salt if needed. Add tomato sauce and 1/4 cup of water and mix well. Reduce heat and simmer covered about 20 minutes.

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