Cuban Picadillo | Skinnytaste

Cuban Picadillo | Skinnytaste: Cuban Picadillo
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 6 servings • Serving Size: 1/6th • Old Points: 4 pts • Points : 4 pts
Calories: 160.7 • Fat: 5.8 g • Carbs: 5.2 g • Fiber • 1.0 • Protein: 18.8 g • Sugar: 1.3

1/2 large chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 pepper, finely chopped
2 tbsp cilantro
1-1/2 lb 93% lean ground beef
4 oz (1/2 can) tomato sauce
kosher salt
fresh ground pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1-2 bay leaf
2 tbsp alcaparrado (capers or green olives would work too)

Brown meat on medium flame in large saute pan and season with salt and pepper. Use a wooden spoon to break the meat up into small pieces. When meat is no longer pink, drain all juice from pan.

Meanwhile, while meat is cooking, chop onion, garlic, pepper, tomato and cilantro.

Add sofrito (onion mixture) to the meat and continue cooking on a low flame. Add alcaparrado and about 2 tbsp of the brine (this adds great flavor) cumin, bay leaf, and more salt if needed. Add tomato sauce and 1/4 cup of water and mix well. Reduce heat and simmer covered about 15-20 minutes.

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