Mar 6 2010

picadillo

Picadillo is a typical Cuban dish.  My husband’s grandmother was from Cuba, and Picadillo is one of the few dishes my husband knows how to make.   Years ago I added a few things to enhance the flavor of this simple dish.

1lb. ground beef
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
1 chopped bell pepper
1 onion
12 sliced Spanish olives (no pits)
1/4 cup raisins
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 15oz. can of tomato sauce
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 bay leaf

Sauté onion and bell pepper in olive oil.  After 5 minutes add chopped garlic and the ground beef.  Cook for 10 minutes.  Add the rest of the ingredients and cook over low heat for 20 min.

Serve over rice.