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Cuban Picadillo with Black Beans

Picadillo Cubano

  • Author: Polish Housewife
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 90 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 mins
  • Yield: serves 6 - 8 1x
  • Category: Stew
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Description

Full of flavor and easy to prepare!


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef (or ground turkey)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 small – medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 215 ounce cans black beans, including liquid (3 cups cooked beans)
  • 2.25 ounce can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced green olives (with or without pimento), drained
  • 4 ounce jar diced pimento
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato, including liquid
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cubes beef bouillon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 3 cups prepared rice

Instructions

  1. Season meat and brown in dutch oven over medium-high heat; drain if necessary. (I’m going kind of light on the salt because so many other ingredients are salty.)
  2. Add onions; saute until translucent
  3. Add garlic, beans, olives, pimento, tomato, beef broth & bay leaf
  4. Simmer, covered, over low heat for at least one hour; remove bay leaf
  5. Stir cornstarch into cold water until dissolved
  6. Add this liquid to meat mixture, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
  7. Serve over rice