Cooking Instructions

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Step 1: MISE EN PLACE

Read though the entire recipe before getting started. Wash and dry all produce. Thinly slice carrots. Peel, then small dice onion. Thinly slice green olives. Mince or grate garlic. Tear cilantro leaves and stems. Remove ground beef from package and pat dry.

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Step 2: COOK RICE

Place jasmine rice, 1 ¼ cups water and a pinch of salt and pepper in medium pot over medium heat. Bring to boil; cover and reduce heat to low. Cook 15-20 min until tender. Fluff with fork. While rice is cooking, begin sautéing the aromatics (Step #3).

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Step 3: SAUTÉ AROMATICS

Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions, carrots and garlic. Sauté 3-4 min until softened and translucent.

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Step 4: BEGIN PICADILLO

Add ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, cumin and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook - breaking apart with a spoon or spatula - about 2-3 min. Then, add fire roasted tomatoes and cook simmering another 8-10 min until most liquid has evaporated and beef is fully cooked. Remove from heat. The USDA recommends cooking beef to an internal temperature 145ºF.

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Step 5: FINISH PICADILLO

Add olives and cilantro and toss gently to incorporate.

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Step 6: PLATE YOUR DISH

Divide rice between two bowls and top with picadillo. Enjoy!