Sweet-savory picadillo uses any meat

2014-03-19T00:00:00Z Sweet-savory picadillo uses any meatBy Linda Gassenheimer McClatchy-Tribune News Service Arizona Daily Star

Picadillo is a popular Latin dish using ground meat, onions, green bell pepper, tomato sauce, capers and raisins. There are probably as many variations as there are people who make it.

The success of this dish is the blending of sweet and savory flavors. I have captured the essence of the taste and the texture in this 10-minute no-fuss dinner using roasted turkey breast. It’s a great way to use leftover turkey or any other meat. You can also use roasted turkey or chicken breast from the deli.

Rice is the usual side dish with picadillo. Another way to serve the picadillo is over two halves of Cuban or other rolls and call it a Sloppy Joe.

The story goes that Sloppy Joe’s Restaurant in Key West, Fla., took this traditional Cuban dish and served it over bread. Either way enjoy this simple, quick dinner.

Serve a washed, ready-to-eat salad on the side.

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