Picadillo. I had never heard of it until the year before last. It’s a ground beef dish. The blogger describes it… “Picadillo, a flavorful Cuban dish made with ground beef and a sauce made from simmering tomatoes, green olives, bell peppers, cumin, and spices is one of my family’s favorite weeknight meals.”
The first time I tried a Crockpot Picadillo recipe (also by Skinny Taste). It was so good. It made a ton and I loved every bite of it. I thought I would make it again soon but I didn’t. In fact, this is only the third time I’ve made it. Difference is that this time I made it on the stove top.
The recipe includes onion, tomato paste, cumin, capers and garlic amongst other things. Sounds delicious right? Well, it was very tasty. Of the two recipes it’s my opinion that the crockpot version is best. The flavor was deeper in the crockpot version in my opinion. However BOTH were yummy. I give this recipe a thumbs up! NAILED IT!
This time around I ate it stuffed in a red pepper shell. Last time I ate it over rice. You could also eat it in a lettuce leaf.
Let’s see… Things I did different:
- I didn’t have tomato paste so I used a thick pasta sauce.
- I used 2 bay leaves.
- I used only 1 pound of ground beef.
- I used capers instead of olives.
Even with all those changes I really enjoyed this recipe for Cuban Picadillo. Give it a try!