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Cuban Picadillo

Easy Cuban Picadillo Recipe that's low carb, keto, and gluten free.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Cuban
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 204 kcal
Author Sheena Strain


Cuban Picadillo Seasoning mix


  1. Season the ground beef evenly with 1 tsp salt and let sit for 10-15 minutes before cooking it.

  2. Mix the Picadillo seasoning and set aside.

  3. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a cast iron skillet and add the chopped onions and bell peppers and cook over a medium heat until softened, which will take 8-10 minutes, in the last couple minutes add the garlic. Remove vegetables and set aside.

  4. Brown the ground beef in the skillet over a medium heat with a 1 tbsp olive oil, drain off excess fat and water.

  5. Return the ground beef to the pan along with the Cuban Picadillo seasonings, tomato sauce, tomato paste, gluten free beef broth, and mix well together. 

  6. Add the sliced olives and simmer over a low - medium heat for 10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.

Recipe Notes

4g net carbs per serving

Nutrition Facts
Cuban Picadillo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 770mg33%
Potassium 487mg14%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 13.1mg16%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.