Beef Picadillo

Beef Picadillo
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  • 4Servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 8 large pimiento-stuffed olives, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef sirloin
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 ounce peas and carrots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper


In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the onion, bell pepper, olives and garlic and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Crumble in the ground beef, using a wooden spoon to break up any large clumps. Increase the heat and cook until the liquid is reduced.

Stir the tomato paste into the meat mixture and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in 2 to 3 tablespoons water to loosen the sauce. Stir in the peas and carrots, cover and cook until just cooked through, 4 minutes. Stir in the cilantro; season with salt and pepper.