How To Make Picadillo Recipe?

picadillo recipe

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!

Nutritionist at Fresh Balance Nutrition helps you to enjoy whole foods to reach a healthy weight, avoid disease, and feel balanced. Jennifer Cohen Katz is a registered dietitian/ nutritionist that lives the same active, healthy lifestyle she recommends to clients. Her knowledge and passion encompass integrative and functional nutrition, sports nutrition, and whole foods cooking.
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