Puerto Rican Picadillo Recipe - fragrant, flavorful ground beef stew with olives and raisins. Makes an easy and no-fuss lazy weeknight meal or for parties served as stuffing for bell peppers, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and empanadas. Easy and very versatile dish ready in just 20 minutes!
Add about 2 tablespoons oil in a skillet followed by onions, garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, cayenne, oregano, sweat for about a minute.
Then add bell pepper, tomato sauce, bring to a simmer, add ground meat, potatoes (if using potatoes ) and cook for about 7-10 minutes or more, while stirring frequently to prevent burning. Add about ½ cup broth or water as needed until potatoes are soft and tender.
Season with salt, chicken bouillon or sazon.
Finally add olives, green onions, raisins, and cilantro, adjust for seasoning. Remove and set aside.