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traditional style ground beef picadillo

Traditional Style Ground Beef Picadillo

  • Author: Ursula Herrera
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Delicious, traditional style ground beef picadillo. An excellent choice for a family meal.



  • 1 pound ground beef (grass fed beef is the healthiest choice)
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 hard boiled eggs chopped
  • 1012 black and green olives chopped
  • 1/4 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.

  • Category: dinner
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