Steps to Prepare Perfect Puerto Rican Picadillo

Puerto Rican Picadillo.

You can have Puerto Rican Picadillo using 17 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Puerto Rican Picadillo

  1. You need 3 of lbs. Ground Chuck.
  2. Prepare 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil.
  3. It’s 6-10 Cloves of Minced Garlic (your preference).
  4. Prepare 1 of Medium / Large Onion Cubed.
  5. You need 1 of Green Bell Pepper Cubed.
  6. It’s 1/3-1/2 Cup of Sofrito (I have a recipe for this).
  7. You need 1 packet of Sazon with Culantro and Achiote.
  8. Prepare 1/3 Cup of toasted Almonds.
  9. You need 2/3 Cup of halved Green Olives.
  10. Prepare 1/3 Cup of Capers.
  11. You need 1/2 Cup of Raisins.
  12. It’s 1 tsp. of each Salt and Pepper.
  13. Prepare 1 tsp. of Ground Cinnamon.
  14. Prepare 1 tsp. of Ground Cloves.
  15. Prepare 2 of Bay Leaves.
  16. Prepare 1 can of Diced Fire Roasted Tomatoes.
  17. It’s 2 Tbsp of White Vinegar.

Puerto Rican Picadillo instructions

  1. In 1 Tbsp Olive Oil, sweat the Onion, Bell Pepper, Garlic, Sofrito, and Sazon for 5-6 minutes. Remove and set aside in bowl..
  2. Add remaining Tbsp of Olive Oil and brown Ground Chuck. When browned, drain fat and add Onion, Bell Pepper, Garlic and Sofrito mixture to skillet and set aside..
  3. In small skillet, simmer Vinegar, Olives, Capers, Raisins, Salt and Pepper, Cinnamon, Cloves and Bay leaves for up to 10 – 12 minutes stirring to distribute flavors..
  4. In separate skillet, toast the almonds. You want them brown, but not burned. These add a very nice texture!! When done, add them to the meat mixture..
  5. At this point, add the Olive and Caper mixture (in step 3) to the Ground Chuck mixture. Add Almonds and Diced Tomatoes. Bring up to heat and turn to simmer for approximately one hour. You're going to LOVE how your house is smelling..
  6. There's just something about my Caldero that makes this so much better. Not necessary though..