Cuban Dinner (aka Picadillo)

This one comes from Meps’ Mom, Esther. It’s an old, old family favorite, but after Mom died, she only left a list of ingredients and no quantities. Most of her recipes were that way, just sketchy notes to help her remember.

She left a slightly more elaborate recipe for this that’s filed under Picadillo (Cuban Recipe Pre-Castro).

For an authentic Cuban black bean recipe to go alongside, see: Cuban Black Beans – Arnaldo and Gloria’s Recipe.

Sauce: tomato sauce with:
green olives
green peppers
ground beef or substitute

Serve over white rice with:
Black beans cooked with onion, green pepper, and celery