Brazilian Picadillo

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This recipe for a delicious, healthy Brazilian picadillo is a fantastic alternative to chilli con carne.

This recipe for a delicious, healthy Brazilian picadillo is a fantastic alternative to chilli con carne.

Brazilian Picadillo Recipe
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Picadillo is a traditional dish made across Latin America. Most picadillo recipes have a base of beef mince and chopped tomatoes and the other ingredients vary depending on which country you're in. In this Brazilian version you'll discover some amazing warming flavours from the cinnamon and cloves which are included in the spice mix. There is sweetness from the raisins which is countered by a savoury edge thanks to the olives and capers.

It's a dish quite unlike anything you will have tasted before but because it's very easy to make, it’s scalable and it has good macros, it is a dish you'll definitely want to cook again.

If you like this Brazilian recipe, try this chicken dish too: Rafa's Frango De Panela

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 375
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%
Total Carbohydrate 25g9%
Protein 44g88%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr
 800 g lean beef mince
 2 red onions, chopped
 1 green pepper, chopped
 75 g raisins
 800 g chopped tomatoes
 1 tsp cinnamon
 1 tsp smoked paprika
 ½ tsp cumin
 ½ tsp salt
 1 tbsp coconut oil
 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
 100 g green or black olives, sliced
 70 g capers, rinsed and drained
 40 ml white wine vinegar
 1 tsp ground cloves
 ½ tsp chilli powder
 ½ tsp black pepper
1

To make the picadillo you’ll need to start things off by heating the coconut oil in a large pan on a medium/high heat

2

Add the onions, pepper and garlic to the pan and fry for a couple of minutes

3

Add the mince to the pan and cook for a few minutes until it has browned

4

Add the raisins, capers, olives chopped tomatoes, vinegar and all of the herbs and spices and mix through

5

Cover with a lid, reduce the heat to low and simmer for around 40 minutes until the sauce has thickened

6

Serve

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Ingredients

 800 g lean beef mince
 2 red onions, chopped
 1 green pepper, chopped
 75 g raisins
 800 g chopped tomatoes
 1 tsp cinnamon
 1 tsp smoked paprika
 ½ tsp cumin
 ½ tsp salt
 1 tbsp coconut oil
 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
 100 g green or black olives, sliced
 70 g capers, rinsed and drained
 40 ml white wine vinegar
 1 tsp ground cloves
 ½ tsp chilli powder
 ½ tsp black pepper

Directions

1

To make the picadillo you’ll need to start things off by heating the coconut oil in a large pan on a medium/high heat

2

Add the onions, pepper and garlic to the pan and fry for a couple of minutes

3

Add the mince to the pan and cook for a few minutes until it has browned

4

Add the raisins, capers, olives chopped tomatoes, vinegar and all of the herbs and spices and mix through

5

Cover with a lid, reduce the heat to low and simmer for around 40 minutes until the sauce has thickened

6

Serve

Brazilian Picadillo