Picadillo Casserole

Picadillo Casserole

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30 min.
45 min.
4 Servings

Picadillo Casserole is a classic Cuban beef hash recipe. Bacon and ham and the savory cumin and oregano spices make for a flavorful mixture. Currants and stuffed olives give this dish a special final touch.


  • 3 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 1 large potato, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped ham
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup currants or raisins
  • 1/4 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives, cut in half
  • 2 MAGGI Beef Flavor Bouillon Cubes, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • Hot, cooked rice
  • 4 sunny-side-up eggs (optional)
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HEAT bacon drippings in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add potato; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes or until browned. Remove from skillet; set aside.

COOK beef in skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Stir in ham, onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in potato, currants, olives, bouillon, tomato sauce, cumin, oregano and vinegar.

SERVE over rice. Top with egg.

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This is a very tasty dish that is easy to prepare. You may want to add a little heat to spice it up.

- ted hemming from St Lambert Qc

Without eggs

Made this without the eggs. Not my favorite recipe. I don't like to cook with bacon fat due to the fact that animal fat is not good for your health. Will not try again.

- Shirley Tyler from JONESBORO, GA

Cuban Picadillo

I wanted to make something different from our regular type of meal. This recipe was easy to make and mouth watering while cooking. I did include the eggs on the top, but would be wonderful by itself. I'm so glad that I tried it!


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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