Updated: Aug 27, 2020
Make no mistakes. Greater Miami is one of USA’s greatest cities; its soul is Latino through and through. It is therefore, no surprise that when it comes to food, comfort is found in hearty home-cooked dishes and nothing screams Miami more than this mouth-watering beef recipe coming straight from Cuba! #FoundInMiami
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
1 lb ground beef
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 medium-large yellow onion diced
6 garlic cloves finely chopped ½ bell pepper diced
1 tablespoon ground cumin
¾ cup dry white wine
½ cup whole green olives stuffed with chilli
½ cup raisins
¼ cup capers drained
16 ounces of tomato sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
In a medium-size frying pan, brown the ground beef with a dash of cumin and pepper, drain off any excess fat and set aside.
Heat 2 tbs of olive oil over medium-low heat and cook the diced onion until soft.
Add the chopped garlic and cook until almost golden.
Mix in the bell pepper, cumin, pepper and a little salt (just a pinch as the olives and capers are salty already).
Add the ground beef and the wine. Let the liquid reduce.
Add raisins and tomato sauce and cook for 5 more minutes
Add the olives and capers.
Continue cooking over medium heat for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. If the sauce thickens too much, you can add some more wine or a little bit of water. Taste and adjust any seasonings: salt, pepper, cumin or additional olives/capers.
Serve with rice, kidney beans and a small salad.
Notes: You can also use ground chicken or turkey or quorn in place of the ground beef
Need a recap? Check out Chef Juan’s video by clicking here