Cuban Chopped Beef Hash (Picadillo)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 large onion, diced
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 pounds ground veggie beef of your choice
3 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons capers
1 teaspoon oregano
Salt and pepper
1) Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan. Saute the diced onion, garlic, green pepper, and cayenne pepper for 5 minutes, until the onion is transparent. Add the veggie beef and chop and mash the ingredients while stirring, until the veggie meat is lightly browned.
2) Add tomatoes, cumin, and oregano, and place a handful of olives over the veggie meat. You can optionally add raisins and/or chopped potato cubes to add that Cuban touch. Cover and reduce the heat to medium-low. Add capers, salt, and pepper and simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
3) Serve hot, preferably with white rice and sweet plantains
Source of recipe: this is one of Cuba's most popular dishes. Traditionally, it is served with white rice