Monday, January 30, 2012
Picadillo (Cuban style ground beef)
Picadillo a Spanish word that translates to "hash" in English is a super simple meal that gets served quite a bit around our house. Why? 1- it's easy, I always have the ingredients in the pantry and freezer 2- everyone eats it, yes even the little kids and 3- it's delicious!
I use 2 pounds of ground beef and that serves the 5 of us for dinner and lunch the next day. This recipe easily scales up or down.
2 pounds ground beef (ours is 90/10, but whatever you have will work since we will drain the fat off)
3 cloves of garlic - or 2 heaping tsp minced
1 large onion
1 15oz can tomato sauce
10 - 20 green olives and 2 tbsp brine - or 2 tbsp vinegar
1-2 Tbsp cumin
1 tbsp dried oregano
Salt and pepper
Add 1 Tbsp olive oil, ground beef and chopped onion to a large skillet
Add tomato sauce, olives and olive brine or vinegar.
Stir to combine.
Add ins -
Peppers are good in this as well. Just add in with the onions.
I often hide carrots in here too (just don't tell the my husband). I chop them fine and add with the onions.
Left overs make good taco or burrito fillings. I add in a bit of taco seasoning when reheating.