Brazilian Picadillo

Brazilian Picadillo

This dish is made with beef, onions, tomatoes and spices. It is a simple recipe that packs so much flavor! Try it out for yourself tonight.
This dish is made with beef, onions, tomatoes and spices. It’s also super easy to make! You’ll be able to whip it up in no time at all too!

prep: 30 mins cook: 1 hr total: 1 hr 30 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 12 servings


1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 ½ cups chopped green bell pepper

6 cups canned tomatoes, half-drained

7 cloves garlic, chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

¼ cup white vinegar

3 pounds lean ground beef

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1 (5 ounce) jar green olives, pitted and halved

1 ½ cups chopped onion

¼ teaspoon hot sauce

1 teaspoon salt

5 ounces capers, rinsed and drained

2 dried bay leaves

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


In a large stock pot, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Saute garlic, onion and green pepper until onions are transparent. Transfer onion mixture to a bowl and set aside. In the same pot, heat the remaining olive oil and brown the ground beef.

In a separate saucepan, combine the olives, capers, vinegar, salt, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves and hot sauce. Let simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes.

Place the olive mixture and the onion mixture into the pot with the ground beef. Add the half drained tomatoes and cook for 1 hour over medium heat; stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 292 calories; protein 23.5g; carbohydrates 9.8g; fat 17.9g; cholesterol 74.3mg; sodium 1063.7mg.

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