Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Fonda Shaia
5 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

This traditional Latin dish consists of a ground meat-tomato sauce flavored with sweet spices, raisins, olives or capers, and almonds. Serve it with warm flour tortillas.

How to Make It

Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté 3 minutes. Add jalapeño and garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Add beef to pan, and sauté 3 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in the apple and next 7 ingredients (apple through tomatoes), and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes or until sauce is slightly thick. Remove from heat, and stir in almonds.

Ratings & Reviews

ilovemyderricks's Review

August 29, 2012

salvanv's Review

June 07, 2011
Made recipe exactly as printed. Complex, wonderful flavor.

zardja's Review

May 07, 2010

jgogginepmn's Review

December 13, 2009
Good basic recipe but needed some help. Used 1/2 olives and capers, golden raisins plus 2 Tbsp. chopped dates, and 1/2 tsp. each of cumin and coriander. I also added 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes and 3 garlic cloves instead of one. Served it plain with a tomato and cucumber salad to keep the WW points down. Delicious!