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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light June 1998


Credit: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Fonda Shaia

Recipe Summary

5 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.


Nutrition Facts

240 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 8.1g; saturated fat 2.2g; mono fat 3.7g; poly fat 1.2g; protein 21.7g; carbohydrates 21.5g; fiber 4.5g; cholesterol 55mg; iron 3.8mg; sodium 580mg; calcium 65mg.