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  • Author: Simone Miller
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: South American


Ground beef doesn’t have to be burgers; make it into this tasty and versatile Picadillo!


  • 1 teaspoon lard, tallow, or avocado oil
  • 1 small onion, (finely diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic, (minced)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • pinch cloves
  • 1 14- ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2  tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup pimento stuffed olives


  1. Heat the fat in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and beef and cook, stirring occasionally,  until browned, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Stir in the garlic, cinnamon, cumin, cloves and salt and cook for another minute.
  3. Add the tomatoes, vinegar, raisins and olives, along with 1/2 cup water. Turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer, covered for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Serve over rice, cauliflower rice, with plantain tortillas, or tostones.