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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Beef Picadillo

I've always loved recipes that incorporate sweet and savory in a perfect blend and this picadillo completely satisfies that balance.

1 tbsp olive oil
1 yellow onion
1 lb ground beef (90% lean)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/34 c beef broth
28 oz canned diced tomato's with juice
1/4 red wine vinegar
2 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 c raisins
2 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp allspice
3/4 tsp cinnamon
Heat oil over medium high heat in a large pan. Add the onion and saute until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the ground beef and cook down, breaking up clumps until the meat is brown. Stir in garlic and chili, allspice and cinnamon and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and juice, broth, vinegar and paste. Cook for about 5 minutes and then add the raisins. Raise heat to bring entire pot to a simmer and then reduce to medium and cook, uncovered for about 25 minutes or so until the picadillo is thickened.


Janet said...

That looks really good with the rice and the cornbread. I love the idea of adding raisins!

Nan said...

Hey, a fellow Maryland foodblogger!! Found your site just in time for the evening hunger to set in! This looks goooood.

kickpleat said...

yum, i also love the sweet and savory combo best! this looks great and i've got some veggie ground round in my fridge so i might try this out!