• Serves

    serves 4

Every Cuban cook has a version recipe of this classic dish of savory ground beef.


  • 3 lbs. ground beef
  • 10 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 25 pitted green olives, chopped
  • 12 cup raisins
  • 3 tbsp. capers, drained
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 12 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 12 cup dry sherry
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt


Step 1

Mix together beef, garlic, peppers, scallions, olives, raisins, capers, bay leaves, cumin, oregano, tomato sauce, and sherry in a bowl. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add beef and cook, breaking up meat with the back of a spoon, for 30-40 minutes. Season to taste with salt. Remove bay leaves. Serve over white rice, if you like.

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