Cuban style picadillo is an easy 30 minute dinner that the whole family will love and is perfect for a busy weeknight meal made with ground beef, raisins and olives simmered in a tomato sauce served over rice.
Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium high heat. Remove the meat from the pan and drain the grease from the skillet.
Next, add the olive oil, onions and garlic to the pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Return the meat to the pan.
Then, add the tomato paste, cumin, salt, pepper, paprika, and oregano and mix together well. Then add the diced tomatoes and raisins and bring mixture to a simmer. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
Finally, add the green olives and corn and simmer until heated through, about 2-3 more minutes. Serve over rice.
If using frozen corn, thaw before using.This can also be used as a filling for empanadas. Make a double batch and freeze to use for empanadas later.Substitutions or additions:You can substitute ground turkey for the beef. Another good addition is small diced potatoes (add with the raisins).