Saturday, February 16, 2013

Slow Cooker Picadillo from Skinnytaste

Gina says this Crock Pot Picadillo is a dish the whole family will love!

Crock Pot Picadillo from Skinnytaste featured on
Gina says this Crock Pot Picadillo is a dish the whole family will love!  (Photo from Skinnytaste.)

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Slow Cooker from Scratch, and I'd like to welcome any new readers who might have found us on Pinterest or Facebook, where the site got a lot of mentions!  This recipe for Crock Pot Picadillo from Skinnytaste is exactly the type of from-scratch slow cooker recipe I love to feature here, a Cuban dish made of ground beef that's been simmered in the slow cooker in a sauce that includes tomatoes, green olives, bell peppers, cumin, and spices.

Gina recommends eating this over brown rice, but you could also eat it plain or with Cauliflower Rice for a low-carb or South Beach Diet Phase one main dish.

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • lean ground beef
  • onion
  • red peppers
  • garlic
  • cilantro
  • tomato
  • Alcaparrado (Manzanilla olives, pimientos, capers) or green olives
  • ground cumin
  • garlic powder
  • bay leaves
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper

Get the complete recipe for Crock Pot Picadillo from Skinnytaste.

More Slow Cooker Recipes from Skinnytaste:
Black-Eyed Peas and Ham from Skinnytaste
Carne Guisado (Latin Beef Stew) from Skinnytaste

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More Ideas with Ground Beef in the Slow Cooker:
Easy Three Bean Chili with Ground Beef (or vegetarian version) from Kitchen Treaty
Stuffed Mexican Bell Peppers from Hello Little House 
Tamale Balls from Taste and Tell
Sloppy Joes Classic Collection  


  1. I love picadillo - never thought to make it in the slow cooker!

  2. I love to eat this in an oat bran tortilla (very low carb). Happy birthday again to Slow Cooker from Scratch!

  3. Thanks for sharing Kalyn! I grew up on this dish, everyone in my home loves it.

  4. Sounds like I have to try making this, so many good cooks have made it!

  5. Boy was this delicious! Some ingredients are worth searching for!

  6. Anna, I have this on my personal "must try" list!


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