Thanks for the great recipe. Made this last night, and it blew me away! I used capers and green olives (never heard of alcaparrado and not sure if it's available in the UK, so thanks for the alternatives!). I happen to have those on hand. Subbed some parsley for effect! Made this tonight… My dad is Cuban born, and makes it all the time! Great for leftovers too. DELICIOUS! I pieced it together by looking at the crock pot recipe but would love to have it all in one place for future convenience. Thanks! How would you suggest heating this after it being frozen? I made this tonight and it didn’t turn out. Also, what kind of veggie do you think would be good with this? If I ask my daughters what they want for dinner, 9 out of 10 this is what they ask for. Hi Carmen! I love that your picadillo doesn’t have raisins in it. I love this dish so much, and had never heard of it before finding it on this site. I noticed this same difference of more meat in the crockpot bolognaise (sp?) Not a big fan of raisons. The flavors are wonderful. My husband and I like it better! I just made this last night, and it was delicious. The points plus total as written with six servings calculated was five. If I make this with ground turkey would this be a zero point FS recipe? I had never heard of it prior to reading your recipe. Pingback: Taco Empanadas | Skinnytaste - Weight Loss Guide. Are you getting 6 points plus when you put it in the WW recipe creator? Loved the flavors. Next time I’ll definitely double the recipe because now I’m hankering for all your leftover ideas! I put the meat in lettuce wraps, topped with a dollop of greek yogurt and a little hot sauce. But, the golden ones are plump and sweet. When meat is no longer pink, drain all juice from pan. I’d like to serve over rice for dinner tomorrow. While it does take more time, it's worth it for the better flavors. I use the Comino spice with cumin and turkey breast and I leave out the olives. I was so proud of myself because I don’t cook at all. So delicious and versatile! Will make again. Does this recipe freeze well? Living in Miami, I’ve had it almost every way imaginable. I will probably use green olives in mine, but I was just curious. Pingback: First Trial Runs – Crate a Cake. Thank you! This recipe is almost identical to his. Usually super easy and always delicious! Another seasoning I use for picadillo is one you would find in the Latin section of most grocery stores… Sazon Goya (the “cilantro y achiote” variety). Vegan Cuban picadillo, a plant-based version of this traditional dish, made with lentils, potatoes, olives, capers, raisins and other delicious ingredients. It honestly never even made it to a plate, I just ate it out of the pan for lunch. The only thing left to do is add the flavors and simmer! I’m trying to figure out where I went wrong? I’ve made this probably 8 or 10 times over the past year, and we never mind the leftovers! I made this with chicken breast that I cut into smaller bites. . I used to eat it on white rice but have switched to brown and add a bit of avocado and it is the perfect meal! He LOVED this! The odd thing is it's showing me that this is only 4 points plus per serving which doesn't make sense as you're listing at six points plus. Did you remove the raisins? Your weekly meal plans have made my life so much easier!!! Is there a reason? I made it with ground turkey and your cilantro lime rice on the side. Hope you enjoy them! Made this today. I have made this countless times. I made this tonight for the fourth or fifth time, but the first time really making the sofrito from scratch instead of using the Goya jar. I’ve made this recipe countless times and it has always turned out perfectly like Ginas photo, I even use double the tomato sauce because we like it a little saucier. Hi Diane, did you use the recipe builder? Now going to stalk your site for something to make tonight , Pingback: My Whole30 Body Makeover + Beginner's Guide - Bless'er House. Sooooooo good. Delicious!!! So tonight, I made it with 8 oz of seitan and 1/4 c water substituted for the full  quantity of meat. I will need something to round out the meat and rice. My grandmother used to make this dish just for me. I like red, but you can use whatever you have on hand. Made this tonight and it was great! I never order it out because generally raisins are not used. Now you can make the most delicious Cuban empanadas with this … Prepped, cooked, and plated in just 35 minutes, this rich and deliciously spiced beef picadillo is the rice and beans upgrade you’ve been looking for! My husband and I loved this recipe. Overall it was not bad – went easy on the tapenade though. Green pepper is the traditional Cuban way. If i wanted to make tacos with the leftover picadillo, what kind of toppings would you recommend? It came to 2lb, 5 ounces, which divided, came to 6.16 per 6 servings. This was so good and I got two dinners out of it and still have more. I love the sweet and salty together! In step 2 it says to chop, then step 3- “Add to the meat and continue cooking on a low flame”. Leftovers tomorrow will either be the empanadas, or the ‘quesadillas’! Yummy! I can’t imagine how it turned out poorly, but please try again it’s one of our all time favoutites, Pingback: Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 69) – 칼로리, Pingback: Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 69) | Good Kitchen Blog. I serve it with yellow rice but even by itself it is hearty and filling. Other ingredients that I’ve had in picadillo are numerous and include mushrooms, raisins, and potatoes, just to … Add some elbow macaroni and it would taste a lot like the goulash my mom used to make. I’ve made it with beef or turkey (I don’t like to eat a lot of red meat), serve it with plantains, over salad, in tacos, lettuce wraps, quesadillas, pretty much any way it is always delicious. Picadillo is not a precise recipe, taste and add as you the raisins to me are the sweet Andy salty touch that I love. I'll have to try making the tostones next time! Gina! I made this last night and it was excellent! Made this tonight and the entire family loved it. We have made it twice. Easy Cuban Picadillo Recipe: How to Make It | Taste of Home I put this recipe in the Weight Watchers online recipe builder as written. I also have a Slow Cooker Picadillo, an Instant Pot Picadillo version, some great ways to use leftovers are Picadillo Empanadas made in the air fryer or Picadillo Quesadillas. I make it with ground chicken. It means one pound to one and a half so it’s up to u to use 1 pound up to one pound and a half . Some HTML is OK: link, strong, em. I use ground turkey all the time. You mention that you store it in the freezer so you have it ready to go. I wanted to use 93% lean beef instead of 95%, so I used WW Recipe Creator to see the difference in points. I'm making this now. Is there a way to make this vegetarian without using faux-meat (vegetarian ground "beef" has gluten in it)? I have made this twice in the past two weeks. I added two ingredients…granny smith apple and cinnamon. For a little bit of sweetness, I add raisins. I always make it with the golden raisons. We lived in Tampa Bay area for 35+ years and really enjoy good Cuban food! Pingback: Meal Planning tip and resources to help make your weekly plan attainable. It was fine! I have made it many times and it will stay in my rotation forever! I served it with rice, your tostones recipe, and the aji sauce from your Peruvian chicken to dip the tostones in. The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So, I bought a jar of alcaparrado and they had pits! My kids' Colombian grandmother used to make this dish and I always loved it but had no idea what it was. Delicious! My kiddos can be a little picky sometimes, so I put the olives and veggies in the blender with the tomato sauce and then added  it to the meat mixture. I personally used about 8 and cut them in half. I like that idea! I seriously make this once a week because it's easy and everyone loves it in my house! Thanks Amber! This is a fabulous, quick dinner to make. It was very flavorful. Can't wait to try it. this was FANTASTIC!! We love picadillo in my house! YUM, They sell them pitted you just have to make sure you grab the jar that says it on th front. Add diced plum tomatoes, tomato paste, and white and red wines along with the bay leaf. Was delicious Will definitely be making this again . Thanks! I really enjoyed this recipe, thank you for all you do! I hate olives with all of my being, can I omit them or should I just not bother? Thanks. 1/2 can tomato sauce (I like Goya, check label for Keto), cuban picadillo, ground beef recipes, picadillo, picadillo beef, Picadillo recipe. Thanks. *. I also used about 6 ounces on the tomato sauce instead of 4. Used the rest of the ingredients other than cilantro. The sweet in with the spicy is a flavor party in your mouth! or Slow Cooker Picadillo Stuffed Peppers…. Making it tonight. Pingback: CrockPot, Instant Pot, or Stovetop Cuban Picadillo from Skinnytaste | Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker. We also had it stuffed inside a mash potato ball that was fried. Did not have cilantro, as we are not big fans of that. I added capers and this was … delicious!! A winner every time! I did use brine as well.Love this! Thank you for doing what you do! It’s delicious! Easy to make, delicious and ready in only 8 minutes! Add meat and cook, stirring and breaking up chunks, until no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Directions. (Sientan was precooked so I put the sietan in with the vegtables). It is fantastic! All products linked here have been independently selected by our editors. My husband and son ate it with tortillas. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat with the onions, pepper, garlic and mojo. That's how I first got it back in the '70s as a young Navy man in the 'Fourth of July' restaurants in South Florida and the Keys. Thanks for the recipe. This, however, actually improves after a day or so in the fridge. It’s a go-to comfort food. Mmmmmm! It sounds delicious and all of the comments I read gave it the thumbs up. Thanks for the recipe! I entered your recipe, ingredient by ingredient, into the Weight Watchers “My Foods” section for easy access to recipes. So this might just be a small mistake. You inspired me to try WW! Made this tonight along with your Quick Slaw. I grew up eating picadillo made by my cuban mother. My husband and I are now trying out  a Vegan diet for health reasons. Do you know if tofu would work? How do u think this would be with soy crumbles like boca ? The only thing I added was a dash of cayenne pepper. Hi, I'd like to try and make your recipe this weekend but where do you find the brine? It is great w/ some beans and rice. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thanks! I always freeze half, and do exactly what you said to use the leftovers. This is a dish I grew up eating as a kid, and I always loved when my Mom was making it. I don't care for capers so I just use green olives and the brine. I started making piccadillo over 15 years ago when my partner’s mom made it for dinner one night, and I couldn’t stop eating it. You have kept me sane during this pandemic for sure. We served it over rice with avocado and sour cream. Note; I used an olive tapenade instead of the alcaperrada or straight olives. Thanks for the recipe. My recipe called for a half cup of raisins. My special lady friend is Cuban, and wholeheartedly agrees with Ado. And if yes, white meat, dark meat or a mixture would work best? I was in a time crunch so I used the Goya store bought Sofrito and it worked great. This needs cinnamon! always start with less and work your way up to the flavor you’re looking for. Yummy, I made this for lunch today with brown rice and tostones. I accidentally chopped a jalapeno for the 1/2 pepper, and then realized and added the bell pepper as well. I reference your website a lot since we have started on our clean eating journey!! I love the recipe. Thank you!!! traditional picadillo does not call for cilantro, so if you want to try picadillo at its utmost authenticity, omit the cilantro. Thank you so much for all of your time and hard work, Gina. Thank you Thank you Thank you! Not too slimming though! Could I use turkey meat with this ? But delicious nevertheless. Not a typo, just the amount of meat I happened to have on hand at that time. How do you adjust the recipe to be made in the Instant Pot? Oh, I didn't have 1.5 pounds of beef (I had 1.13), so I added turkey sausage (Shady Farm brand) to make up the difference. For those of you who are wondering what to pair this dish with, definitely try it w/ the cauliflower rice… the flavors melded together perfectly and it was incredibly satisfying! Maybe too loose, but since we don’t know the difference, it works!! Anyway, I really, really want to make this dish. There's a tiny bit of added zing from the jalapeno, and I love it! In the middle of the recipe, I couldn’t find my tomato sauce!! THANK YOU GINA , Pingback: CrockPot, Instant Pot, or Stovetop Cuban Picadillo from Skinnytaste - Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker. Thank you for the delicious recipe! So tasty, and not even a hint that it was lightened up. Am I doing something wrong? I don't really want to waste the food or the money making something I don't like.. We love it! Just finished dinner and had to comment! It was great with a side of rice and also on a bun as a sloppy joe. Can't wait to use leftovers for stuffed peppers . I WAnt to try in mushroom caps! This is one of my husband and I’s all time favorite dishes. that's all I tasted…. If so, how do you make it from the freezer? Add in the Onion, diced Bell Peppers, and … Serve with white rice and black beans. Don’t get intimidated by all these Latin things if you live somewhere you don’t have access to them. I am starting to reduce the amount of carbs in my diet, and made this dish yesterday paired with Gina's cauliflower cilantro-lime rice and it was INCREDIBLE!! You may have missed it, but the next step after chopping is to ‘add to the meat’… . Amazing recipe! I have recreated my stove top picadillo recipe for the slow cooker but many of you have been asking for me to convert this for the Instant Pot (pressure cooker) so I was happy to do so! I ran out of time for the crock pot version, but this was just as flavorful, I imagine. Hi all. Thanks so much for this delicious recipe! Tall and light with a crisp shell and a lightly chewy center. Use a wooden spoon to break the meat up into small pieces. Saves time! sauce verse the stove top version. I wanted to thank you for your recipes. Thanks Monica!!! This Cuban Picadillo recipe is my family’s favorite! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes. Love your recipes! Post whatever you want, just keep it seriously about eats, seriously. I do have a question though… what kind of pepper is the recipe calling for (traditionally)? This is my favorite skinnytaste recipe and i usually make in slow cooker..but I’ve adjusted a few things, So anytime you cook in the crockpot seasoning gets’ll need to adjust seasoning at the end. 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. I used the leftovers to make stuffed peppers and this morning mixed some with scrambled eggs and had to on toast. I made this and found it to lack a bit in the flavor department. Thanks for another awesome recipe! And for all of you olive haters, my husband is one of you. Do you know I've made this about seven times and completely ignored the fact that it called for tomato sauce!? Add some Mojo to it, about 1/4 cup or to taste and it’ll have a more authentic Cuban flavor. Thank you for the recipe . You can still make a mighty tasty picadillo if you miss one. Deliciously good made skillet version. I kind of liked the tapenade. A trick he told me is to pour boiling water over the cooked beef through a strainer before returning it to the pan. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until potatoes are tender, about 12 minutes. I’ve never made this recipe with a slow cooker so I can’t say if it’ll work for you, but I felt it was bland as well until I added more olives, brine, and salt. Upped the cumin because I love it, and served it with Boston Lettuce on the side for wraps. Delicious! Can this also be made with minced chicken? Hi, I’m Gina Homolka, a busy mom of two girls, author and recipe developer here at @Sarah, I've never thought of adding jalapeño, although not traditional, I'm sure it's good! Remove and discard bay leaves. I, too, add raisins, and serve with white rice, black beans and fried plantains. Recipe on point pero pinga eh de cuisine american? I loved the flavor of the green olives in it. I’m making this for a work potluck. Tha k you! My slight changes… I used green olives (sliced into small pieces (only because I don’t like whole olives)) and three small diced Compari tomatoes. Thank you! I am having leftovers for dinner tonight. Also, used leftover meat to make empanadas. How do you serve it? Thank you so much for this blog! Delicious! However, when I put it in the WW app, it calculates as 5 Freestyle points, not 3. This is my first time making this (hadn't even hears of it before your blog) and it is soooo delicious!Mine turned out a bit different than yours.. A keeper for sure! Thx! Can you please tell us what other recipe’s are on your family’s favorite rotation list? Family Cooking. Thank you so much for sharing, I love what you do. 1 medium yellow or white onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup), 1 small red bell pepper, cored and seeded, finely chopped (about 3/4 cup), 4 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped (about 4 teaspoons), Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, 1/2 cup pimento stuffed olives plus 2 tablespoons brine, 1 large waxy potato (such as Yukon Gold or red about 8 ounces), peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes. Would chopped grape tomatoes work in this recipe instead of a whole tomato? Any way you like! As soon as I saw the email for the crock pot version I knew I had to try the stove top version. This one is a family favorite! I used red peppers. being cuban ive eaten picadillo all my life at family get-togethers or restaurants and never, not once, have i had it with cilantro. I had been wanting to make this for so long and I finally did last night. 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