Easy Slow Cooker Picadillo Recipe

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Picadillo has always been an easy go-to recipe for weekday dinners for my family. There are many ways to make Picadillo – some people add diced potatoes, olives, and even raisins. This Easy Slow Cooker Picadillo recipe uses raisins and delicious Pace Picante Sauce to give it a hint of spice. The best part is that you can do the prep work ahead of time and have dinner ready by the time you get home from work! My kind of recipe! Right now you can find all the ingredients you need to make this delicious and easy meal at your local Publix Supermarket.

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I love doing this recipe because the leftovers can be used for a totally different meal – stuffed peppers, tacos, or even just a simple salad. So many possibilities! Many people may call this Cuban Picadillo but you can really make it your own. If you don’t like raisins – leave them out, add olives instead or potatoes. My grandmother did them with diced up potatoes – so delicious!

Easy Instant Pot Picadillo Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Picadillo Recipe


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 2 large onion diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 ¾ cups Swanson® Beef Broth or Swanson® Beef Stock or Swanson® Unsalted Beef Flavored Stock
  • 1 jar (8 ounces) Pace® Picante Sauce – Medium
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 2 cups long grain white rice cooked according to package directions (about 6 cups)

Slow Cooker Picadillo Ingredients


1. Cook the ground beef and onions in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.

Slow Cooker Picadillo Recipe
2. Stir the beef mixture, stock, Pace® Picante Sauce, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin and raisins in a 6-quart slow cooker (I used the Instant Pot on slow cooker mode).

Instant Pot Picadillo recipe Easy Slow Cooker Picadillo Recipe
3. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours or 4-5 hours on HIGH. Top the beef mixture with the almonds. Serve with the rice.

Nutrition Information
Calories 659, Total Fat 24.8 , Saturated Fat 7.8, Cholesterol 100 mg, Sodium 707 mg, Total Carbs 68.1 g, Protein 38.5 g

Easy Slow Cooker Picadillo with raisins

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Picadillo with raisins and almonds

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Easy Instant Pot Slow Cooker Picadillo Recipe




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