Picadillo II

This version of Picadillo is spicy with a hint of sweetness.

Ingredients:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large fresh tomato, peeled and chopped OR 1 cup solid-pack canned tomatoes
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup beef or chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/3 cup raisins (soaked in 1/4 cup hot stock, then drained)
  • 1/4 cup chopped black olives
  • 1/2 cup slivered, toasted almonds
Preparation:
  1. Over medium heat, brown the ground beef and pork with the onion and garlic. Drain accumulated meat juices, and add remaining ingredients except almonds.
  2. Simmer over medium-low heat for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Do not let mixture get too dry; add a tablespoon or so of water or stock, if necessary.
  3. Garnish with toasted almonds.
  4. Makes about 4 servings.

Note:

Total time: 45 Min

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