I also made this recipe without the olives. I'm the only one here that likes them. Served with 1/4 c of Jasmine rice. Family enjoyed it.
Prepared for my family without the olives and substituted beef broth for wine. It was very filling meal for a chilly evening, but it seemed like something was missing. I would prepare it again, but would brown the meat along with the onion and garlic for more flavor and would probably add in more seasonings like chilly powder or basil. Love the idea of adding in spinach too!
Simple yet flavorful.
so, so, soooo easy to make and YUMMY!! i served this with a chipotle lime sweet potato recipe that i also found on cooking light and it went VERY well together!! i added more wine and balsamic than the recipe called for (i like my picadillo a little bit saucy) and it was amazing. will definitely make again and again. thanks!! :)
With a few minor tweaks and additions this turned out delicious!! I used Pomi chopped tomatoes and tomato sauce, added 1/2 cup of Goya Sofrito, dashed a little bit of Cholula Hot Sauce (maybe 3/4 tsp.) on top, added 1 tbsp cumin, upped the wine to a cup, upped the garlic to 3 cloves and didn't add any balsamic at all... Then let it simmer in the crock pot for a couple of hours on low. Also made cauliflower rice instead of regular rice for a lower carb dinner. (Here's a link to the "rice" recipe: http://nomnompaleo.com/post/1626071845/another-simpler-version-of-cauliflower-rice)
We are on an eating healthy kick and this was a great flavorful meal! I served the picadillo over brown rice with garlic spinach. It was easy to make and tasted delicious. Next time to make it even more healthy I will try it with ground turkey. Before I browned the meat I softened some of the onions to give the meat more flavor when browning. I also added a little garlic powder as I read some people thought the meat was bland. Once everything was in the pot I let it simmer for about 1.5 hours. I also didn’t have any extra tomato sauce on hand and just used 1 can of diced tomatoes. It turned out great and I will definitely be making this again.
Prepared the recipe last night with a few little tweaks: 1) added 1/3 C chopped sundried tomatoes; 2) substituted low-sodium chicken broth for the wine and added 1/3 C fresh carrot juice.
My family really enjoys this recipe. I drain the beef and then add the ingredients. I don't remove the beef and add it back in. This streamlines the cooking a little. It also lends itself to other additions. Last night I doubled the peppers since I had more on hand, used a few more olives, and added 1 Cup of chopped fresh parsley. I always double the garlic. The blend of lightly sweet with savory is great in this recipe.
This recipe is delicious of course, so if you just wanted to make something that tastes good, then this is it by far! Although the taste was scrumptious as ever, it took a while to prepare, and all the quick transitions between sauteeing, simmering, and boiling made it a bit stressful. Unlike others, I think this could be a formal main course if you spruce it up a bit with some mint, red peppers, whatever sounds delish! Really, the work is kind of worth it! Overall review: great taste (-;, stressful preperance )-:
Quick, easy and delicious! Great way to get your vegetables in.
I was hesitant to make this because I usually stick to recipes with 4 and 5-star ratings, but I was so glad I did. It was really tasty, the kids loved it and it was easy. The raisins added a really nice sweetness and the balsamic vinegar a nice tang. I probably wouldn't make this for a dinner party because it's pretty casual, but I will definitely make this one again and again. We try to avoid too many carbs, so I served it over shredded cauliflower. But it would be excellent over any kind of rice.
I enjoyed the blend of flavors, particularly the olives and the raisins.
Yuck. I have had (and liked!) picadillo before, but this was a weird combination of flavors with no seasoning to bring it all together. Exactly what you would expect when you mix together beef, olives, and raisins and not much else.
This is a good solid recipe that is easy to prepare, so great for weeknight meal. Will probably keep this in my saved recipes for a quick dinner; however, in my humble opinion, not a company worthy recipe.
We love this recipe! It has a great taste and is very healthy :)
I found this to be okay but not something I'll be making it again.
Easy, yummy, filling recipe for a weeknight. I wasn't sure how it would go over with my picky husband, but there was no leftovers!!
I thought this was delicious. Loved the unique taste - much different than anything we have as a "go-to" recipe. Glad I tried it, and I will be making it again. I made it exactly as described, but did leave out the raisins.
this is a great meal that the entire family enjoys, we make it a few times a year. i make this as written and serve with brown rice and a salad.
I have to say, this is one of the most disappointing recipes I've tried. I found it thoroughly unappetizing--we ended up dumping the entire thing into the trash. And, we do try and love a variety of recipes from a variety of cuisines! The fact that the balsamic made it so very sweet was one of the things that made it inedible for my household. It ended up tasting like very sweet beef and macaroni.