Cuban Picadillo: Ground Beef Stew with Tomatoes Olives and Raisins

Cuban Picadillo: Ground Beef Stew with Tomatoes Olives and Raisins

Picadillo is a simple stew made with ground beef, tomatoes and spices. It has exciting sweet, sour, salty layers of flavor, punctuated with salty olives and sweet raisins.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions, peeled and chopped
  • 4 large cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeds and ribs removed, finely chopped
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 28 ounce can imported plum tomatoes
  • 5 tablespoons tomato paste (half of a 6-ounce can)
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup pimiento stuffed green olives
Read the whole recipe on Panning The Globe