Date posted: 28/09/2022

Cuban beef picadillo

A mix of spices, olives and raisins give this beef dish a warming, unique taste. Typically served on flatbread or it can be paired with a side of your choice.

  • Serves 6
  • Timing: 30 mins
Votes: 1 Average: 5


Pitted green olives 50g
Capers fine 50g
Sea salt 5g
Tomato puree 100g
Chopped tomatoes 250g
Cracked black peppercorn 2g
Ground coriander 5g
Ground cumin 15g
Oregano 5g
Paprika 5g
Raisins 50g
White wine vinegar 10ml
Extra virgin olive oil 25ml
Granulated sugar 25g
Minced beef standard (85VL Red Tractor) 500g
Coriander 10g
Garlic (pre packed, chilled) 6g
Diced mixed peppers (frozen) 20g
Onion (diced, chilled) 30g


  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir onion, bell pepper and garlic into the hot oil until it has softened (for 5-7 minutes).
  2. Add ground beef into the skillet. Cook and stir until it is crumbly and completely browned. This should take around 7-10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomato sauce, olives, raisins, cumin, paprika, oregano, vinegar, ground coriander, sugar and salt.
  4. Cover the skillet, reduce the heat to low, and cook until the mixture is heated through (for 5-10 minutes).
  5. Finally, serve it up with a side of rice, flatbread and a sprinkle of fresh coriander to garnish.
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