Cuban Beef Picadillo

Cuban Entrée
35 min.
4 Servings
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For a rich, hearty bowl full of Cubano-style food and flavors, try this recipe for Cuban picadillo. Prepped, cooked, and plated in just 35 minutes, this rich and deliciously spiced beef picadillo is the rice and beans upgrade you’ve been looking for!


  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • ½ cup Goya Manzanilla Spanish olives with pimientos
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • ½ bunch cilantro
  • 2 tsp. Market District extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ lbs. Nature's Basket 90% lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp. Market District ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. Giant Eagle ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ cup Sun-Maid Natural California raisins
  • ¼ cup Crosse & Blackwell 100% non-pareil capers
  • ¼ cup Giant Eagle savory Worcestershire sauce
  • ⅛ tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 pkg. (8.8-oz.) Giant Eagle whole grain brown rice 90 second rice
  • 1 can (15.5 oz.) Giant Eagle black beans


  Prep Time: 15 min. • Cook Time: 20 min.

Peel the onion and finely dice. Dice the bell pepper. Roughly chop the olives. Peel and chop the garlic and chop the cilantro.

Heat a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the olive oil and beef and cook, breaking up the beef until cooked through, about 3 minutes*. Add the diced onions, bell pepper, garlic, spices and cook, stirring occasionally, for another 2 minutes. Add the chopped olives, raisins, capers, Worcestershire sauce and salt. Continue to cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 2 minutes.

Heat the brown rice according to the package directions. Heat the black beans in a small pot.

Divide the cooked rice between four plates. Top with the black beans and beef picadillo. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

*For food safety, cook ground beef to an internal temperature of 160°F.

Approximate Nutritional Information (Per serving): Calories 760, Fat 23g, Sat Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 105mg, Sodium 1500mg, Total Carbohydrate 86g, Fiber 10g, Sugars 18g, Protein 46g

ALLERGEN INFORMATION: Tree Nut-Free, Peanut-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free

Nutritional values are based on data from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

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