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Milk Street Recipe

Cuban Beef Picadillo

45 minutes

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Cuban Beef Picadillo

Picadillo—a ground beef dish popular in Cuba, the Caribbean and Latin America—combines tangy, sweet and salty flavors. There are many variations, but the essentials are a stew of ground meat and tomatoes with raisins for sweetness and chopped olives for a balancing touch of brine. For an optional, finishing touch, chopped hard-cooked egg makes an attractive and delicious garnish. Serve the picadillo with white rice or fried potatoes or on a mound of french fries. Or serve it with a stack of warm corn tortillas and use it as a taco filling.

4

Servings

Tip

Don't use 80 or 85 percent lean ground beef or the picadillo may end up slick and greasy.

45 minutes

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