Cuban Style Picadillo | Ground Beef Recipes | Chef Zee Cooks

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Cuban Style Picadillo with raisins and potatoes is super easy and quick to make. This ground beef recipe is full of flavor that you can use as a filling for empanadas or even as a side dish with Cuban Black Beans, white rice, and more. Making this authentic Cuban recipe is pretty straight forward. First, you want to season the grass-fed ground beef with fresh garlic, orégano, kosher salt, and black pepper. Then you want to saute onions and peppers in a skillet and brown the meat. Afterwards, we’re going to layer tons of delicious Hispanic flavor by adding tomato sauce, paste, raisins and more! Definitely give this easy Cuban recipe a try and let me know how you like it. Don’t forget to join the Chef Zee family, and subscribe!

2 lbs Grass-fed Ground Beef
1 White Onion
2 Bay Leaves
½ Green Pepper
½ cup Tomato Sauce
½ cup Tomato Paste
2 tbsp Spanish Olives
5 Garlic Cloves Mashed
¼ cup Vino Seco (Dry Cooking Wine)
3 Garlic Cloves Diced
1 tsp Orégano
½ tsp Cumin
1 tbsp Raisins *to taste
1 Potato
Kosher Salt to Taste
Black Pepper to Taste

0:00 Start
0:59 Cuban Picadillo Recipe & Ingredients
1:13 Seasoning Ground Beef
2:23 How to Make Cuban Picadillo

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Chef Zee Cooks says:

Let me know your favorite side dish to eat Picadillo with! I love having mine with rice and maduros 🥳❤️

O O says:

I truly enjoy your recipes. I prefer fried potatoes. I also like that you season the beef prior to cooking and adding water plus the garlic at end.
Thank you for your show I like many of your recipes and enjoy watching you.

Big Yam says:

Instead of olives I did capers, worked out great 👍

Tery S says:

😅😅 you are too funny. looks delicious im going to make this, 😋 thank you Chef

Carelmy says:

Hoy hice tu receta de picadillo y me quedó riquísimo! Me gusta mucho como explicas las recetas y que las pongas escritas, así es más fácil seguirlas. Anoche fue la primera vez que vi tus vídeos y me encantaron! Ya me suscribí y espero poder seguir recibiendo todas tus recetas. Te felicito por tu canal! Muchas gracias!Me encanta!

philnice75 says:

Could you use pineapple and fresh chili peppers instead of potatoes? Looks delish I love your vids. Were making your Dominican Style Pernil today that looked awesome and so easy cuz I watched twenty different videos and yours by far looked the best. All I needed to get was oranges and white vinegar. Thanks I'm subscribed are you on Instant gram?

Karina George says:

I just made this and it turned out great! Thanks for the recipe!

Rafael says:


antonio bonito says:

Im Filipino and this is how we cook our Picadillo too but the olive is not really common. We do add a lot of raisins though and bellpeppers.. I’m doing this tomorrow…

rsnd341 says:

Thank you for the recipe. I'm Cuban and I make the picadillo pretty much the same as you did. One difference is that I fry the cubed potatoes and add them towards the end. That's how I learned from my family. The crunch adds a touch to the picadillo.

Mickey says:

That looks so bueno!

Rosa C says:

Can you share where you get your pots? Yummmmm

Greg Hunt says:

Mmm, this looks good. Saving this. Thanks for this!!!!

Mirella Ramirez-Munoz says:

I just made this and it is so delicious!

TEAM LL says:

dont forget the banana

J. Adames says:

Chef Zee! Mi amor, thank you so much for your channel! My first time making sancocho was with you y me salió para chaparse los dedos. Ahora estoy buscando una receta para hacer arepitas de maíz (Dominican style) y no encontré on your videos. Please help!

Dominican in the States learning to cook. 🥰

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Zack Fair says:

woo!! showing my girl this immediately

thegrinch0614 says:

Raisins in the picadillo is a MUST!!!
Yumm, chef see, looks delicious as always!!

BellaRoseGreenFaeWitch🌸 says:

Some parsley and oregano leaves on that would’ve been perfect 👍

SoStephisticated Rondon says:

Hey would you be able to make a video on how to make roasted chicken (pollo al horno) 😊😊😊

Corie S says:

I love picadillo but I’ve never had it with raisins and the idea of that grosses me out 😂

Jonathan Wright says:

I tried this at a pot luck at work today. She used whole olives. I loved the dish. I can't wait to make this!

M says:

I never had a solid picadillo recipe, but yours seems amazing so I will be trying it this week! thank you!!

multiple warnas says:

fantastic recipe Look your cooking
mouthwatering recipe

Lion king Join says:

You Beautiful and sugar 😍👏

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