Picadillo is a traditional dish, used in many recipes like empanadas, however it can be eaten as a main dish as well. It is made with ground beef, olives, tomato sauce and other ingredients that vary by country.
In Dominican Republic is used as a filling for “Pasteles en Hojas” or for a succulent Pastelón , in Puerto Rico it is used as a filling for the famous Alcapurrias among other fritters. Cuba is also known for this famous dish, you can find it in many Cuban restaurants around the country.
Quick, easy and delicious, try Picadillo for lunch or dinner with white rice, beans and don’t forget the maduros (Yellow fried plantains)! 😉
Note: This recipe calls for Sofrito; find the recipe Here! Doesn’t required oil at all.
lisa serrano says
Oh, this looks like a great recipe! I am sharing this one because I love all the spices.
Annie @ Annie's Noms says
This looks delicious! There isn’t much better than minced beef with some seasoning and onions, so comforting and great to have on hand for quick weeknight dinners!
Ana Fernandez says
Oh my gosh!! This looks so delicious!!
Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie says
This looks so delicious! My husband is half Dominican and half Puerto Rican so I will definitely have to make this for him soon. There aren’t many authentic dishes I know how to make for him and I know he misses them. Thanks for sharing this!
Glad you like it!
I’m glad you like the recipe, by the way…My Husband is Puerto Rican, I’m Dominican 😉
Yum, this sounds so easy and delicious! Perfect for a weeknight dish