Cuban Picadillo from SkinnyTaste

So I am back on the Weight Watchers trail.  Not so much to lose weight this time, but just to be more mindful of my portions and eating habits.  This site was recommended to me  So far I am really impressed.  This recipe was so good I scarfed it down and then ran to my computer so that I could put it here on the old blog so as never to lose it.

Cuban Picadillo
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: • Serving Size: 1/2 cup  Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 170 • Fat: 7 g • Protein: 22.5 g • Carb: 4.5 g • Fiber: 1 g • Sugar: 1.5 g
Sodium: 237 mg (without the salt)

  • 1/2 large chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • 1-1/2 lb 93% lean ground beef
  • 4 oz (1/2 can) tomato sauce
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1-2 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp alcaparrado (I could not find this so I used castevtrano olives and capers instead)
    Brown meat on medium flame in large sauté pan and season with salt and pepper. Use a wooden spoon to break the meat up into small pieces. When meat is no longer pink, drain all juice from pan.

    Meanwhile, while meat is cooking, chop onion, garlic, pepper, tomato and cilantro.

    Add sofrito (onion mixture) to the meat and continue cooking on a low flame. Addalcaparrado and about 2 tbsp of the brine (this adds great flavor) cumin, bay leaf, and more salt if needed. Add tomato sauce and 1/4 cup of water and mix well. Reduce heat and simmer covered about 15-20 minutes


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