Picadillo, a Latin American-style hash, is usually made with ground beef. This one uses bison or lean beef and plenty of spices including chili powder, cumin, oregano and cinnamon.

Jim Romanoff
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2012


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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bison (or beef) and sausage and cook, breaking up the bison (or beef) with a wooden spoon, for 5 to 6 minutes. If necessary, transfer to a colander and drain any extra fat, then return to the skillet.

  • Add chili powder, cumin, oregano and cinnamon; cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in water, tomato paste and vinegar until combined.

  • Transfer the meat mixture to a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in onion, peppers, corn, olives and garlic. Add tomatoes with their juice.

  • Cover and cook on High for 4 hours or Low for 7 to 8 hours. Stir the picadillo to combine and season with salt and pepper.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 3; cover and refrigerate the mixture in a large container. Transfer to the slow cooker to cook.

Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker

For easy cleanup, try a slow-cooker liner. These heat-resistant, disposable liners fit neatly inside the insert and help prevent food from sticking to the bottom and sides of your slow cooker.

Nutrition Facts

310 calories; protein 27.8g 56% DV; carbohydrates 16.4g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 4g 16% DV; sugars 7.1g; fat 15.9g 25% DV; saturated fat 4.4g 22% DV; cholesterol 70.2mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu 1976.7IU 40% DV; vitamin c 65.8mg 110% DV; folate 41.5mcg 10% DV; calcium 62.5mg 6% DV; iron 3.5mg 19% DV; magnesium 31.5mg 11% DV; potassium 457mg 13% DV; sodium 535.4mg 21% DV; thiamin 0.6mg 65% DV.

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Rating: 3 stars
Meat was over done. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Two small changes: Used Rotel for tomatoes Added 1/2 c raisins Wonderful for lunches at work! Add a tortilla and you have a complete meal! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is a delicious recipe. Just the right amount of chili. Very balanced flavors. You could change it up and substitute any protein for the tofu. Pros: Easy Fast Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious Would not did not change a thing. Definitely a make again recipe. Read More