This post is sponsored by Mirum. Opinions are my 100% own. Slow Cooker Picadillo. Picadillo is a traditional dish in many Latin-American countries. Made from ground beef, tomatoes and various spices. It’s bursting with flavor. Serve Picadillo over long grain rice, OR cauliflower rice for a keto friendly version.
Picadillo means savory ground beef. It’s a classic Latin-American dish. Like most traditional dishes there are many many variations. Some have green olives, some potatoes. This is our variation, and it’s cooked low and slow for hours in a SLOW COOKER for convenience.
The recipe is incredibly EASY to prepare and it makes enough servings to last for more than one meal. Two meals in one and it’s so delicious, your family won’t mind having it again. Twice is nice.
For example, Picadillo is typically served with rice (dinner) but can also be used as a filling for tacos, savory pastries (think empanadas, hand pies) for lunch the next day.
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Recipe slightly adapted, was provided by and printed with permission from Publix.
Slow Cooker Picadillo
Slow Cooked Picadillo
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large onion - minced (approximately 1 cup)
- 1 ½ pounds ground beef
- kosher salt/black pepper
- 1 ¾ cups Swanson® Beef Broth or Swanson® Beef Stock or Swanson® Unsalted Beef Flavored Stock
- 1 jar (8 ounces) Pace® Picante Sauce – Medium
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup toasted silvered almonds
- Add olive oil to skillet and heat over medium high heat. Add onions and saute until softened.
- Add beef, season with salt and pepper. Cook until beef is well browned, stirring often to separate meat.
- Pour off any fat and discard.
- Stir the beef mixture, stock, picante sauce, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin and raisins in a 6-quart slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours.
- Prior to serving top the beef mixture with almonds.
- Serve over long grain white rice.
- This recipe may be cooked on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours
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Calories 659, Total Fat 24.8 , Saturated Fat 7.8, Cholesterol 100 mg, Sodium 707 mg, Total Carbs 68.1 g, Protein 38.5 g
This looks amazing g and I live that you make it in the slow cooker!
Slow cooker FTW!
I love dishes like this that offer so much flavor but don’t take a lot of complicated ingredients. So easy!
Yes Demeter! You can find everything you need for this one at Publix! One stop shopping.
With our crazy schedule, I love having a dinner that can last into some type of leftover dish the next day. This looks amazing!
Right there with you Jen. This recipe is perfect for that!
Chrissie Baker says
Great recipe and awesome photo! That is one tasty looking meal!
Thanks so much Chrissie! Definitely a bowl of comfort food.
I’ve always wanted to try this dish! I just printed it out for next week’s menu. Thanks so much for the recipe!
Yay! So excited Jamie.
Lora @savoringitaly says
I want to make this tonight for dinner…the kids will just love this!!
Yes! Let me know what they think xo
Those spices you have combined into this really makes the dish pop. I can’t wait to give this a go.
Yay – Let us know how you like it when you do!
When I saw the recipe, I went to Publix for the ingredients. This is a great recipe and I will make it again. I did change two ingredients. I used Morning Star Farm Grillers Crumbles and Unsalted Vegetable Stock. After sauteing the onion I added the remaining ingredients. It cooked 4 hours. The aroma was amazing, I love the spices.
So glad to hear that Robyn! You just made our night. We love the spices too. Thank you so much for sharing your results.
Sandra | A Dash of Sanity says
I love your photo! Can’t wait to try it with my slow cooker!
Thanks sweets. It’s so convenient in the slow cooker.