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Ingredients for Picadillo

This Picadillo Recipe lightens up by using extra lean ground beef mixed with healthful black beans, garlic, onions,


1 teaspoon olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed with garlic press
1 pound extra-lean ground beef (96% fat free)
1 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes with tomato puree
1/4 cup dark seedless raisins
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped pimiento-stuffed olives (salad olives)
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


In nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add onion and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until tender and golden, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring. Stir in ground beef, breaking up meat with side of spoon; cook 5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.

Stir in beans, tomatoes with their puree, raisins, olives, tomato paste, vinegar, cumin, salt, and pepper; heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Recipe makes 6 main-dish servings.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 6 servings.
Serving size: 8 ounces
Calories: 220; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 35mg; Carbohydrates: 24g Protein: 22g; Fiber: 7g; Sodium: 655mg

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