Puerto Rican Picadillo


  • 1 lb ground beef or pork
  • 1/4 oz chopped ham
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 8 pimento filled green olives, chopped
  • 1 tbs capers
  • 1/2 cup sofrito
  • 1 tbs golden raisins
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
Picadillo is a Puerto Rican meat filling or topping that is commonly used for pastello’s, which are meat pies or used as a stuffing for alcapurias, stuffed green peppers or served over rice.

  • Add the vegetable oil to a large skillet and using medium heat add the meat the saute until browned. Drain off the oil.
  • Add the ham, sofrito and garlic to the pan and saute for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add all other ingredients and saute, stirring occasionally for another 5 minutes.
  • Taste for seasoning, the season with salt and pepper if desired.

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