From EatingWell: January/February 2012
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.
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 pounds ground bison or lean (90% lean or leaner) ground beef
- 4 ounces chorizo-style cooked chicken sausage, diced
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons cumin seeds, crushed or coarsely chopped
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
- 2 cups diced onion
- 2 cups chopped seeded Cubanelle or Anaheim peppers
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
- 1/2 cup pitted green olives, sliced
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- Freshly ground pepper to taste
- 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.
Tips & Notes
- 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.
Per serving: 311 calories; 16 g fat (4 g sat, 3 g mono); 70 mg cholesterol; 17 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 28 g protein; 4 g fiber; 551 mg sodium; 455 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (105% daily value), Zinc (37% dv), Vitamin A (34% dv), Iron (22% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 3-1/2 lean meat, 1 fat
More From EatingWell
When you need a little pick-me up, skip the sugar-laden energy...
The Meatless Monday movement is growing in popularity across...
If you work out in the morning, refuel with one of these...
Few things are more satisfying on a chilly night than a...
Sunscreen helps keep your skin healthy and beautiful,...
Baked potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to your favorite...
These quick dinner recipes are tastier, healthier versions of...
A great salad deserves a great dressing. So we've created...
These delicious slim-down dinners all clock in at just 400...
Spaghetti squash is the ultimate pasta impostor: it is a...
These spicy recipes are packed with flavor and metabolism-...
The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) may...
Weeknight meals are made easy with these 20-minute, low-...
The next time you’re thinking about ordering takeout, put...
When you surround yourself with healthy and delicious food,...
If you’re trying to slim down, our low-calorie dinners to...
- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- More than 1 hour
- 8 or more
- Central/South American
- January/February 2012