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Blended Cuban Picadillo

Cuban beef picadillo is a traditional dish made with ground beef, but in this version, we’re adding mushrooms! Blending mushrooms into your ground beef-based meals is a great way to reduce sodium, fat and cholesterol while boosting flavour.

Blended Cuban Picadillo

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp canola oil

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef

  • 1 package (227g) crimini mushrooms, finely diced

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 small red pepper, diced

  • 2 large cloves of garlic, minced

  • 2 tsp cumin

  • 1 can diced tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup pimento stuffed olives
  • 
2 tbsp olive brine

  • 2 tbsp capers

  • 1 tbsp tomato paste

  • 1 bay leaf

  • Salt & fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

1

Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and mushrooms; cook, stirring and breaking up chunks until no longer pink.

2

Add onion, red pepper, garlic, and cumin; cook just until vegetables are softened, 5-7 minutes.

3

Stir in diced tomatoes, olives, brine, capers, tomato paste and bay leaf. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook 10 minutes until thickened.

4

Remove and discard bay leaf, season with salt and pepper and serve over rice.


Courtesy of Mushrooms Canada

Mushrooms Canada was founded in 1955 as a voluntary, non-profit organization. Mushrooms Canada advocates food safety, good nutrition and the proper care and handling of fresh Canadian mushrooms. Fresh mushrooms are available 24/7/365 from Canadian farms.

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