Ground Beef Picadillo

This is very different and delicious, kind of a Moroccan chili. And it’s also very quick and easy. Serve it with bread or rolls, or over rice.

Ground Beef Picadillo
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Ground beef with middle eastern spices, olives and raisins..
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 can (28 oz) tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons red wine or balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ cup dark raisins
  • ⅓ cup pimiento stuffed olives, sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  1. In a large skillet brown the ground beef. Add the onion and cook until it is soft. Drain off the fat.
  2. Add the tomatoes, including juice. Break up the tomatoes if whole. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Makes 4 servings.


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