Per Serving (Using extra lean ground beef or ground sirloin. 334 calories, 21 g protein, 7 g fat, 47 g carbohydrates, 5 g fibre, 524 mg sodium, Excellent source of iron (23% DV) and zinc (50% DV), 22% sodium.)
These awesome appetizers start off with a delicious meat base mixture that you can also use to make a simple stir-fry recipe (see Cook's Notes).
Serve this Spanish-style ground beef over rice or baked potatoes. You can also cool the Picadillo and use as a filling to make empañadas or calzones.
If you want to skip making the Big Batch Beef, use 1/2 lb (250 g) fresh ground beef, browned with 1 EACH small onion and clove garlic, minced. If you're looking to change up the flavours, substitute toasted slivered almonds for the pine nuts and diced dried apricots or sliced green olives for the golden raisins.
By making Big Batch Ground Beef ahead, recipes such as this can be pulled together in just minutes — a perfect dinner for those nights when everyone is on the run. If you want to skip making the Big Batch Beef, substitute 1 lb (500 g) fresh ground beef, browned with 1 EACH large onion and clove garlic, minced.
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