Traditional Style Ground Beef Picadillo is a super kid friendly recipe and definitely one of our favorite dishes at home. Serve it with rice, quinoa, mashed potatoes, couscous, or any other sides you like.

traditional style ground beef picadillo

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Look at my colorful Traditional Style Ground Beef Picadillo.  The perfect meal for the family and super kid friendly too.  I love homemade meals made with fresh ingredients. Add veggies to your recipes and make them healthier.

traditional style ground beef picadillo

Traditional Style Ground Beef Picadillo

Traditional Style Ground Beef Picadillo
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Delicious, traditional style ground beef picadillo. An excellent choice for a family meal.
Recipe type: dinner
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound ground beef (grass fed beef is the healthiest choice)
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 hard boiled eggs chopped
  • 10-12 black and green olives chopped
  • ¼ cup raisins or currants
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Heat some olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onions and garlic and cook them for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the ground beef, breaking up the meat with the edge of a spoon. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. When the ground beef is cooked (about 5-7 minutes), start adding the rest of the ingredients. You can also make this picadillo with red or green peppers or add a little red wine.
  4. Mix all the ingredients well and let it cook for a couple more minutes to incorporate all the flavors.
  5. Finally try your picadillo and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Categories: Main Dishes, Recipes


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