Recipe Question...Not sure where to post

By sparkysmom Latest Reply 2008-11-04 21:07:30 -0600
Started 2008-11-04 18:05:27 -0600

One of my favorite foods is a Cuban dish called Picadillo. Does anyone out there have a healthy version?

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GabbyPA 2008-11-04 18:19:00 -0600 Report

If you go ahead an post it, people will chime in and help with adjustments to make it more friendly. If I know that recipe, there is not a whole lot that makes it a "bad" recipe. If there is tomato sauce/paste in it, you can make it sodium free. Make the pork lean. If it has peas in it, perhaps replace them with a less carbohydrate veggie or use less of them. Olives are good for us, so no problem there....Of course this is without looking at your recipe. I love Picadillo. You can serve it over bulgur or spaghetti squash instead of rice.

sparkysmom 2008-11-04 18:35:14 -0600 Report

This is a recipe I got from the net that I use…

"Cuban Picadillo recipe - Beef Hash of Cuba
courtesy of Cocina Cubana Club/ Pascual Perez and chef Sonia Martinez

1 lb ground meat
1 large onion, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 small can tomato sauce
1/4 cup dry white wine
Pimiento stuffed olives
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large skillet, brown the ground meat, onions and garlic. If meat is not too lean, pour out whatever fat you render.
turn heat down to medium low. Add the tomato sauce and wine. While it simmers, chop up the pimiento stuffed olives and add to meat mixture, it is ok to add a little bit of the brine, if you wish. Add the raisins and adjust the seasonings.

I like my picadillo almost dry, not too soupy. Serve over fluffy, white rice. If you like it soupier, just add more tomato sauce and/or wine, if you wish.

For the pastelitos, let the sauce simmer almost to dry, so you will not have a runny mess on your hands."
I usually serve mine with tortillas

GabbyPA 2008-11-04 21:07:30 -0600 Report

I would post it in the recipe section under dinner or lunch. This sounds realy good and maybe if you reduce the rasins then you will have it made. It is a pretty good recipe as far as carbs. Lean beef with help reduce the fat and no salt added for the tomato sauce, you have it about as "clean" as you can get it. If you want to know more, you can send it to Toma and he can offer you some suggestions. Sounds yummy

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