Hi friends! Today I am so excited to introduce you to Ana! Ana is a fellow blogger over at anaakeny.com who also loves sharing healthy recipes. She has tons of great Paleo and Whole30 compliant recipes on her site! You've heard me talk a lot about my love for latin inspired recipes on my own blog, case in point:
I could go on and on but I'll spare ya the rest. When I saw this recipe that Ana wanted to share with us, I knew it was meant to be! So here is Ana with her recipe for Easy Beef Picadillo!
A brand new recipe that is simply bursting with flavors is waiting to be made this week. My Easy Beef Picadillo with Potatoes recipe is one recipe you’ll want to add to your weeknight menu. With bold flavors coming from the green olives, sweetness from the raisins, and freshness from the herbs, this dish is sure to please everyone. And with only taking 30 minutes to make, you’ll love adding this recipe to the middle of your week.
Quick and easy meals are my favorite kind of meals to make. I share as many 30-minute-meals as I can over on my blog. One of my missions is to share quick, healthy meals for busy moms. Sometimes finding that extra hour to spend in the kitchen each night can be tough. For everyone, not just moms! We just have life happening all around us and of course we want to have healthy meals, but it’s tough to make a homemade meal every single night. So for the nights that we are short on time, we can turn to quick 30-minute meals like this Easy Beef Picadillo with Potatoes or my Spinach Salad with Chicken, Apples and Avocados.
Easy Beef Picadillo with Potatoes is Whole30 friendly and Paleo. Whether you’re doing a round of Whole30 or simply enjoy sticking to more clean eating, all the ingredients in this recipe will be compliant and healthy to enjoy. I love eating along the lines of a Paleo diet, but try not to get too caught up in slapping a ‘label’ on the foods. Instead I try to look at things as: are they healthy and clean eats? Did they come from the ground or are a good quality of meat? Looking at the health benefits of each food has really helped me in deciding which items to get at the farmer’s market and the grocery stores.
If you do have ground beef on hand and are looking for some other tasty ways to use it, check out this post on the best ground beef dinner recipes for more ideas!
I am so thankful Jen has had me as a guest blogger today on her beautiful blog. I have loved sharing one of my recipes with you all and hope you enjoy it as much as we did! You can find more of my quick and easy recipes like my Paleo Coconut Chicken Curry or Chicken Taco Spaghetti Squash Bake on my food blog anaankeny.com.Print
For the Picadillo:
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 16oz can tomato sauce
- 1 16oz can petite diced tomatoes
- ¼ cup raisins
- ¼ cup green olives sliced1 small yellow onion, sliced
- 1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
For the Potatoes:
- 8 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
- ½ tsp sea salt
- Dash pepper
- ½ tsp onion powder
- In a large pot, add the cubed potatoes and enough water to cover the potatoes. Over medium-high heat, begin to boil the potatoes. Reduce the heat for a low boil for 20 minutes or until potatoes are soft enough to mash.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat add the ground beef and yellow onion slices. Begin browning the ground beef. Using a spatula, break the meat into small pieces. Continue to cook for 10-12 minutes or until meat is cooked through.
- Add the green olives, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, raisins, cilantro, sea salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
- Return to medium high heat and cook for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and bubbly.
- Remove potatoes from heat, drain liquid into a bowl.
- Place cooked potatoes into a large glass bowl. Add the sea salt, pepper and onion powder.
- Using a hand masher or an electric mixer, begin mashing the potatoes. Pour the liquid from the bowl into the potatoes while mixing. Adding enough to bring potatoes to desired creaminess.
- Add the sea salt, pepper, and onion powder; stir into mashed potatoes.