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Section: Stove Top: Latin
Recipe: Picadillo

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2 tablespoons olive oil
7 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 cups chopped green bell pepper
3 pounds ground beef
1 (5 ounce) jar green olives, pitted and halved
5 ounces capers, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup fresh lemon or lime juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 dried bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
6 cups canned tomatoes, half-drained

In a large stock pot, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.
Saute garlic, onion and green pepper until onions are transparent. Transfer
onion mixture to a bowl and set aside. In the same pot, heat the remaining
olive oil and brown the ground beef.

In a separate saucepan, combine the olives, capers, juice, salt, pepper,
cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves and hot sauce. Let simmer over medium heat for
10 minutes.

Place the olive mixture and the onion mixture into the pot with the ground
beef. Add the half drained tomatoes and cook for 1 hour over medium heat;
stirring occasionally.

Add cumin and coriander or Sazón.
Use less oil.
Use 1/2 cinnamon and cloves.
More olives and garlic.
Too many capers.

By JRICE. From: AllRecipes