Cuban Picadillo: A Keto Twist on a Latin Classic

Cuban Picadillo

Indulge, in the vibrant flavors of cuisine by trying our Cuban Picadillo. This delicious meat dish has been given a keto twist preserving all the tastes you love. Simmered with tomatoes, olives, capers and a delightful blend of spices it offers an flavorful experience, with carbs. Give it a try. Savor the goodness!

Ingredients

Cuban Picadillo
  • 1 lb ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup green olives, sliced
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (no sugar added)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

Cuban Picadillo
  • In a skillet or pan heat up some oil over medium heat. Throw in the onions, bell pepper and garlic sautéing them until they become softened.
  • Next add the ground meat to the skillet. Use a spatula to break it apart. Continue cooking until it turns brown.
  • Now mix in the tomatoes, olives, capers, cumin oregano smoked paprika, salt and black pepper. Let everything simmer for around 20 minutes to allow all the flavors to blend together.
  • Adjust the seasoning if necessary. Finally garnish, with cilantro. Serve your delicious Cuban Picadillo while its still hot.

What Makes Cuban Picadillo a Keto Delight?

Cuban Picadillo

While the original Cuban Picadillo dish is already quite low, in carbohydrates our keto adaptation ensures that every ingredient is in line with a lifestyle. We achieve this by utilizing tomatoes without added sugar and highlighting the flavors of meat, olives and spices. This version of the dish has become a favorite, among those following a keto diet without compromising its taste.

Can You Serve Cuban Picadillo with Keto Sides?

Cuban Picadillo

Definitely! Cuban Picadillo goes well with carb options such, as cauliflower rice, sautéed spinach or a refreshing avocado salad. These sides perfectly complement the flavors of the picadillo while still staying true, to a keto meal.

How to Store Leftover Cuban Picadillo?

Cuban Picadillo

If you happen to have any remaining Cuban Picadillo it’s an idea to keep it in a container, inside the fridge. The flavors tend to develop as time goes on resulting in a more delightful taste the following day. For the experience its recommended to enjoy it within 3 4 days to ensure freshness.

Why is Cuban Picadillo a Must-Try for Keto Enthusiasts?

Cuban Picadillo

Cuban Picadillo is an example of how keto cooking can be flexible and adaptable. It demonstrates how traditional dishes, from cuisines can be modified to suit a keto lifestyle. This dish is packed with flavors has a texture and is low in carbs making it a delightful choice, for both taste and diet conscious individuals.

Cuban Picadillo: A Keto Twist on a Latin Classic

Difficulty:IntermediatePrep time: 15 minutesCook time: 30 minutesRest time: 5 minutesTotal time: 50 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:350 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Savor the rich and savory flavors of Latin cuisine with our Cuban Picadillo, a keto-friendly version of the classic dish.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a skillet or pan heat up some oil over medium heat. Throw in the onions, bell pepper and garlic sautéing them until they become softened.
  2. Next add the ground meat to the skillet. Use a spatula to break it apart. Continue cooking until it turns brown.
  3. Now mix in the tomatoes, olives, capers, cumin oregano smoked paprika, salt and black pepper. Let everything simmer for around 20 minutes to allow all the flavors to blend together.
  4. Adjust the seasoning if necessary. Finally garnish, with cilantro. Serve your delicious Cuban Picadillo while its still hot.

Notes

  • To add a bit of heat you might want to think about including an amount of sauce or some chopped jalapeños.
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What is the Difference Between Mexican and Cuban Picadillo?

Cuban Picadillo

While both Mexican and Cuban Picadillo have a foundation of ground meat cooked with ingredients their flavors and components can vary. Cuban Picadillo often includes olives, capers and raisins which give it a combination of sweetness and saltiness.

On the hand Mexican Picadillo tends to have a taste, with ingredients like potatoes, carrots and occasionally chili peppers. Both versions are incredibly tasty, in their ways. Reflect the culinary traditions of their respective countries.

Final Thought

Cuban Picadillo goes beyond being a meal; it takes you on an adventure, to the core of Latin cuisine. Each mouthful transports you to the streets of Cuba all while keeping in line with your keto objectives. Whether you’re already acquainted with dishes or giving it a try, for the time this picadillo guarantees an unforgettable culinary journey.

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