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Cuban Picadillo con Papas

This Cuban picadillo con papas is a recipe made up of fried potatoes, seasoned ground beef, olives, and raisins. A classic Cuban dish that's delicious and super easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 2 mins
Total Time1 hr 12 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Cuban
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 269kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 russet potato
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp Sazon
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp granulated onion
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup olives
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel and slice the potatoes into bite sized pieces, then place in a bowl with water.
  • In a large skillet, heat up some olive oil over medium high heat.
  • Add the onions and peppers and cook until translucent.
  • Stir the garlic in and cook until fragrant.
  • Crumble the beef into the skillet, stirring occasionally, then add the sazon, granulated garlic, granulated onion, oregano, cumin, dry white wine, tomato sauce, bay leaf, olives, capers, and water.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook for 45 minutes covered.
  • While the beef cooks, pat dry the potatoes with paper towel and then fry in canola oil for about 17 minutes or until fork tender.
  • Stir the fried potatoes and raisin with the beef and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Serve over white rice and enjoy!



Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 451mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 17.6mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2.3mg