2 pounds ground round
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 cups (1/4-inch-thick) slices yellow bell pepper, each slice cut in half
1 1/2 cups (1/4-inch-thick) slices red bell pepper, each slice cut in half
1 cup finely chopped carrot
3/4 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup sliced pimento-stuffed manzanilla or green olives (about 15 olives)
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 bay leaves
1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 (8-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
Cook beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned; stir to crumble. Remove from pan; drain well.
Add oil to pan. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add bell peppers and carrot; sauté 3 minutes. Return beef to pan. Stir in raisins and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaves.
Note: Picadillo is a traditional dish in Spain and many Latin American countries and the Philippines (where it is known as giniling, and also Arroz a la Cubana) that is similar to hash. It is made with ground beef, tomatoes (tomato sauce may be used as a substitute), and other ingredients that vary by region. It is often served with rice or used as a filling in dishes such as tacos, savoury pastries or croquettes. The name comes from the Spanish word “picar,” which means “to mince” or “to chop”.