Pressure Cooker Picadillo
Cuisine: Cuban
Author: Michael Rushlow
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 35 mins
A semi-traditional take on Cuban-style ground beef Picadillo
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or any vegetable oil)
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon adobo seasoning (I use Penzey's. If you don't have adobo seasoning, you can add a little more cumin).
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes (I used Muir Glenn salt-free)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 large potato, cubed (around ½" or so)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • About 20 green olives stuffed with pimentos
  1. Heat the oil over medium-high heat
  2. Lightly brown the ground beef (it's ok if there is still some pink, it will finish cooking under pressure)
  3. When lightly browned, if there is a lot of grease, drain all but a few tablespoons
  4. Move beef to the side of the pan and add onions and garlic. Let saute for a couple minutes then mix beef and onions/garlic together
  5. Add cumin, cayenne, allspice, paprika, adobo seasoning (if using) and oregano
  6. Stir into the beef mixture
  7. Add the tomatoes, vinegar, wine, broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire Sauce, honey, bay leaves and some salt and pepper
  8. Stir together
  9. Add potatoes
  10. Turn heat to high, cover pressure cooker and bring to high pressure
  11. When high pressure is reached, lower heat to maintain high pressure and set timer for 5 minutes
  12. When timer sounds, remove from heat and do a quick release
  13. Remove cover from pressure cooker and put pot back on medium heat
  14. Stir in the olives and frozen peas and let simmer for around 3-4 minutes until peas are heated through
  15. Remove from heat and serve.
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