Paleo Picadillo

Picadillo is a dish made with ground beef, tomatoes, and spices. Popular in many Spanish-speaking countries as well as the Philippines, this take on using minced meat is a flavor-filled option. The addition of green olives and raisins is something I would have never expected to work (like I felt about the sauce for my mom’s cocktail smokies), but was gladly proved wrong. You’ll enjoy this picadillo on its own, with cauliflower rice, or even mixed up into leftovers with eggs or additional sautéed greens.

We were inspired to do this recipe by the ground beef from Butcher Box in our freezer. Butcher Box is a 100% grass-fed meat subscription service. It’s an excellent way to get quality, healthy meat delivered to your door without breaking the bank or investing in a chest freezer. (Learn more here!) We typically just use ground beef to make chili or burgers, but we wanted to do something new with this grass-fed ground beef. We hope you will check out the Butcher Box website, get some great quality meats, and enjoy this recipe!

Ingredients
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 medium yellow onions, roughly chopped
2 lbs lean ground beef from Butcher Box
6 cloves garlic, pressed
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
2 Tbsp tomato paste
2 tsp ground cumin
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
3/4 C pimento olives, sliced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 C raisins
1/4 tsp black pepper

Method

Heat olive oil in your large sauté pan on medium-high heat, and add ground beef. Cook until mostly brown.

Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic, and cook until vegetables soften, about 3 minutes.

Add all other ingredients and mix thoroughly, and then cover and reduce heat to low. Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Serve with cauliflower rice, or on its own!

Paleo Picadillo Recipe [paleo, primal, gluten-free]

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Paleo Picadillo

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 25-35 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 medium yellow onions, roughly chopped
2 lbs lean ground beef from Butcher Box
6 cloves garlic, pressed
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
2 Tbsp tomato paste
2 tsp ground cumin
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
3/4 C pimento olives, sliced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 C raisins
1/4 tsp black pepper

Method

1. Heat olive oil in your large sauté pan on medium-high heat, and add ground beef. Cook until mostly brown.

2. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic, and cook until vegetables soften, about 3 minutes.

3. Add all other ingredients and mix thoroughly, and then cover and reduce heat to low. Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes.

4. Serve with cauliflower rice, or on its own!

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