Monday, January 9, 2012

"Picadillo" Cuban style minced meat.


1 Pkg of ground meat (beef or turkey, we use turkey) -about 1.5 lbs
1 Tbsp of garlic salt
1 Tbsp of black ground pepper
1/2 Tsp of minced garlic
1 Medium sized tomato
1/2 Medium sized yellow onion
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Can of tomato sauce
1 Jar of Manzanilla Pitted Green olives with red pepper in the middle

Optional Ingredient:

1 Medium sized potato


1.- Place meat on a plate and add ground pepper and garlic salt. Combine the meat as if you were kneading dough, to get all the ingredients incorporated. Dice tomato and onion (potato too if you choose to add it).

2.- Place on medium heat a deep skillet (make sure you have a lid for it) add the olive oil, diced onion and meat. Add the tomato and drained olives**. After 3 minutes of stirring constantly add the tomato sauce and combine all the ingredients. Cover and cook for about 10 - 15 minutes on medium - low heat.

Enjoy with white steamed rice and a side of Tostones and garden salad.

**If you decide you want to add potato, make sure to peel and cut into 1/2 inch squares and cook them first! before adding the rest of the ingredients because they take longer to cook thoroughly.

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