Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cuban Ground Beef Dish: "Picadillo"

Picadillo is our easy go-to meal when we are too busy to even think about what we are going to make for dinner. Our Miami fans are very familiar with this dish and probably already have their own recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation. Our recipe is a combination of recipes from both sides of our families.

We decided to make picadillo for our first video blog post because this is our comfort food. We were a little nervous about our first video and needed to resort to cooking something that we were familiar with. Please let us know what you think!

1 pound of ground beef
1 tbsp. of vegetable oil
1 small onion
1/2 of a green pepper
2 cloves of garlic
Salt and pepper
8 oz. can of tomato sauce
1/2 cup of white wine
1 teaspoon of vinegar
1 small box of raisins
1/4 cup of green olives
1 tbsp. of sugar

Kitchen Essentials:
Medium pan
Wooden spoon
Cutting board
Garlic press

Finely chop the onions and peppers. Mince the garlic.

eat the oil over medium heat in the pan. Once the oil is hot, add the onions and season with salt and pepper. When the onions are soft, add the peppers and garlic. Cook , while stirring, about 2-3 minutes until the "sofrito" is tender. Next, add the ground beef. Cook until the meat is brown. Add the tomato sauce, wine and vinegar. Simmer for a few minutes, then add the raisins, olives and sugar. Simmer on low for about 10 minutes. Serve over white rice.


  1. Love your video...Picadillo looks so tasty! btw sometimes I substitute my sauce similar like yours with ketchup instead of sugar and vinegar!
    Nicely done guys!
    I'll follow you on twitter, I just started:)))

  2. I want do that too the video blog, congrats on doing that, Im still figuring it out LOL this looks so good, wish had a smell button so smell the aroma!

  3. Thanks guys!! Glad you enjoy it.. It was allot of work but fun to film!

  4. Looks absolutely fantastic!! Could eat this for days.

  5. You are so brave to do a video blog...wonderful!!!!

  6. I'm making this tonight! Yay! Question. How many servings is this recipe for?

  7. Sorry we didnt see this! Its about 4 servings


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