Picadillo (Hash) at the Flores Family's El Charro Cafe

50 mins (prep 30, cooking 20)
15 ingredients
6 servings
This is a traditional dish for a Mexican wedding. Use Spanish green olives in this recipe. Ketchup sweetens Picadillo; so, if the apples are tart, you might choose to add a little. To "slowest choppers in the Western Hemisphere", I recommend preparing the following the day before: garlic, onion, celery, olives. I stored the garlic and onion in vinegar overnight. The raisins and ketchup/water/sugar mixtures prepare quickly. The potato and apple should be saved for last, since they will turn color. With no specified amount of cinnamon, I used about 1 teaspoon, and it was noticeable but not overpowering. I like garlic, but the garlic was not overpowering at all, it was just go-ooo-d!. It has a sweet and sour aspect. I was wary of this dish as it was labelled "hash". So I prepared Italian Meat Loaf from BH&G in case DH was disappointed in the Picadillo. I called it the match between Italian and Mexican cuisines in the ground beef category. The Italian meat loaf was excellent, so I was really shocked that DH preferred this Picadillo. The recipe came from "The Flores Family's El Charro Cafe Cookbook."

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Serving Size (226.22 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 351.13 Calories from Fat 29.43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.27g 30.16%
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.99%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 746.97mg 186.74%
Total Carbohydrate 68.05g 136.11%
Dietary Fiber 7.93 g 190.32%
Sugars 27.5 g %
Protein 13.35g 160.23%
Vitamin A 211.97IU% Vitamin C 4.63mg%
Calcium 212.78mg% Iron 2.71mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
lean ground beef, medium white onion, celery ribs, medium tomato, spanish olives