Picadillo is the most requested dish by my kids and it's so easy to make. We love it served over brown rice (or cauliflower rice) with this quick cabbage slaw or a salad on the side.
Yield: 6 Servings
4.79 from 46 votes

Instant Pot Picadillo

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Cuban, Latin
Picadillo is the dish I make the most in my home. It's the most requested by my kids and it's so easy to make. Great over rice, in tacos and more!

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2¬† lb 93% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 large chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 to mato (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • 4 oz 1/2 can tomato sauce (I like Goya)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1-2 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp alcaparrado (capers or green olives would work too)

Instructions

  • Press saute button, when hot brown meat and season with salt and pepper. Use a wooden spoon to break the meat up into small pieces until no longer pink.
  • Add onion, garlic, tomato, salt, pepper¬†and cilantro and stir 1 minute, add alcaparrado or olives and about 2 tbsp of the brine (the juice from the olives, this adds great flavor) cumin, and bay leaf. Add tomato sauce and 3 tablespoons of water and mix well. Cover and cook high pressure 15 minutes. Natural or quick release and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 generous cup, Calories: 207kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 8.5g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g, Cholesterol: 74mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g
Freestyle Points: 3
Points +: 4