Recipe: Picadillo


Picadillo Recipe

Here’s a great way to spice up your diet and add some great flavor – we could all use a little more of that! Picadillo is a traditional dish in Spain and many Latin American countries. It is a hash or stew with raisins for sweetness and olives for a salty taste. Sweet and salty all at once! Serve in whole grain tortillas with a salad for a quick balanced meal. This awesome, healthy recipe makes 4 servings.

Picadillo Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1½ teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup green olives, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 6-inch whole wheat tortillas


  • Brown the ground beef in a large pan. Set aside, we will get back to that in a minute.
  • Heat oil in the pan. Add onions and garlic. Cook 3 minutes until softened. Stir in chili powder, oregano, cumin, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Cook 1 minute. Add raisins, olives, tomato paste, and water.
  • Return meat to pan and blend all ingredients together. Cover and simmer for 12 minutes. Serve with tortillas.
  • Your entire family will love this simple, yummy recipe! Give it a try tonight!

Give it a try and let us know how you liked it below in the comment section! We look forward to hearing back from you!

Jennifer Cohen Katz
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