Picadillo a popular Cuban dish

Reblogger Roy Kelley
Real Estate Agent with Realty Group Referrals 16766
Original content by Richard Weeks 0488515

The English translation of picadillo is hash. Most every Cuban family has their own recipe which has been passed down for generations.

I learned about this dish from my good friend Jose Perez. Jose came to the USA from Cuba in 1957. He longed for this dish; however, his wife did not cook. I decided to research this dish and came up with my own recipe.


2 pounds ground beef

2 onions diced

2 green peppers diced

6 cloves garlic minced

3 ½ pounds tomatoes (peeled, seeds removed, and diced)

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons black pepper

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

½ teaspoon sweat paprika

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

1 cup English peas (optional)

1 cup green or kalamata olives (optional)


In a Dutch oven over medium heat cook ground beef, onions, peppers, and garlic until meat is no longer pink, and vegetable are soft.

Drain off all grease and return to pot, add the seasoning, pour olive oil and tomatoes over the mixture. Reduce heat to m – low and cook partially covered for at least 2 hours.

If you are going to add the English peas, and or the olives do so during the last 30 minutes of cooking.

Serve over rice.


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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Roy.

Unlike a lot of people I know, I like hash.  Have a great day

Sep 17, 2019 02:12 AM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Mmmm...sounds like a tasty way to have dinner !

Sep 17, 2019 03:27 AM #2
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by Richard Weeks

Sep 17, 2019 05:20 AM #3
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy,  This one sounds like a keeper from Richard Weeks and I can not wait to try it.

Sep 17, 2019 08:08 AM #4
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

OMG, that looks amazing, Roy! I was just talking about making some 'chili' when Ray gets home and this reminded me, maybe I will try something new and different - like Picadillo!

Sep 17, 2019 08:06 PM #6
Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC - Houston, TX
I help clients resolve IRS tax matters

Hi Roy, love picadillo. Can't wait to try this recipie

Sep 24, 2019 09:07 AM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks so much for stopping by. It is always good to hear from you.

Sep 24, 2019 09:11 AM #10
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