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Beef with Olives and Almonds (Picadillo)



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup pimento-stuffed olives
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. Cook and stir beef, onion and garlic in 10-inch skillet until beef is light brown; drain.
  2. Add tomatoes, green pepper, raisins, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Cook and stir almonds over medium heat until golden, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Stir almonds and olives into beef mixture.
  5. Serve with rice.

Yield: 4 servings


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