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Cuban Picadillo

Cuban Picadillo is an easy ground beef dish with garlic, bell peppers, sliced green olives and tomatoes served over rice.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cuban
Keyword Cuban picadillo, Cuban recipes, ground beef, Picadillo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 227 kcal
Author Sabrina


  • 1 1/2 pounds  ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup green olives sliced


  1. Add beef, salt and pepper to a large skillet on medium high heat and cook until no longer pink.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, cover and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Cuban Picadillo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 519mg22%
Potassium 551mg16%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 370IU7%
Vitamin C 13.9mg17%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.