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Minced [Ground] Beef with Apples, Raisins and Olives (Picadi

This traditional Mexican dish can be served in any of several ways by itself with rice for an informal meal or as a filling for tortillas or empanadas.

ingredients

6 servings
3 Tbs Vegetable oil
1 Large onion, chopped
1 Garlic clove, crushed
1 kg (2 lb) Minced (ground) beef
425 g (14 oz) Canned peeled tomatoes
2 Tbs Tomato puree (paste)
1 Large cooking apple, peeled, cored and chopped
2 Canned Jalapeno chillis, drained and chopped
50 g (2 oz) 1/3 cup Sultanas or seedless raisins
10 Stuffed olives, sliced
1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ground cloves
Salt and pepper to taste
3 Tbs Slivered almonds, toasted

method

1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and fry until they are soft.

2. Stir in the meat and fry until it loses its pinkness.

3. Stir in all the remaining ingredients, except the almonds, and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 40 minutes.

4. Transfer the mixture to a warmed serving dish and scatter over the toasted almonds. Serve at once.

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