Picadillo (Spanish Ground Beef)

14 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 87% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes

Picadillo is a ground beef dish that is served with rice and beans in most Latin households. It can also be used as a ground beef filling for other dishes.


1 lbs Ground Beef
3 slices Bacon; (Diced)
0.5 small Onion; (Diced)
0.25 Green Bell Pepper; (Diced)
1 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Salt
0.5 tsp Black Pepper
8 Green Olives with Pimiento; (Sliced)
1 tsp Capers
1 packet Sazon Goya w/ Culantro & Annatto
1 8-oz can Tomato Sauce

Original recipe makes 4



Place ground beef in a large pan and begin to break down and brown/ Add bacon and and remainder of ingredients.

Cook on Medium heat for approx. 20 Minutes.

You can substitute the ground beef for ground Pork or Turkey if you like. You can also add diced potatoes or go Cuban style and add hard boiled egg whites.

Sazon (1 1/4 tsp equals one packet of Sazon in recipe.)

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Garlic Powder

1 tsp Cumin

1 tsp Coriander

1 tsp Annatto

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Tasty! The whole family enjoyed this dish, which is saying a lot. I made three pounds of it and we barely had any leftover.
Melaromatic 10m ago

My husband even took leftovers on his own..... Wow!
Memaryme 2y ago

Great recipe! Even my three year old loved it!
Sara127 2y ago

Hi. What a fabulous dish! I use it often and it is a perfect stuffer for.burritos or stuffed peppers. Ol?
picisa 2y ago

This was delicious and so easy to make!
Jennieo33 3y ago

Reminds my husband of the picadillo his dad used to make. Noe he asks for it at least once a week.
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lindadress 4y ago

Super easy, my son is a very picky eater he had 2 servings. I will definitely do this again. Capers was a great addition. Thanks
Irturner 4y ago

We have made this several times and it has become a family favorite.
Broaddog 4y ago

Super easy and delicious! It was perfect over rice and inside a whole wheat tortilla. Only change I made was I left out the capers for my toddler, and added 1/2 tsp of chilling powder for myself.
Reteeks 5y ago

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