Sunday, January 3, 2010


Happy New Year! This is a traditional Cuban dish that Bill's Mom often makes, and when I found it in a cook book we had called Three Guys from Miami Cook Cuban, I knew I had to make it. The recipe below is a little bit of the recipe from the book, and a little bit of my mother-in-law's recipe, and it will warm you up on those cold winter nights!

From: My Mother-in-Law and Three Guys from Miami Cook Cuban

1 Onion (chopped)
1 Green bell pepper (chopped)
2 Large Tomatoes (peeled, seeded, and chopped)
Olive oil
2 cloves of Garlic (minced)
1 lb of ground beef
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 small jar of green olives
Small jar of tomato sauce/traditional pasta sauce
salt and pepper to taste

1. Saute onion and green pepper in olive oil in large frying pan. (about 5 min)

2. Add garlic and ground beef, and brown together (about 5 min). Drain a little bit of the oil off.

3. Add tomatoes, cumin, and cinnamon. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 15 min.

4. Add olives and sauce, and simmer for 5 min longer. Salt and pepper to tast

5. Serve Hot over rice.


Anonymous said...

i want to try cooking...want your quickest
your sister! xo!

Unknown said...

Do you cook the hamburg before adding it to the mix? if not what do you do with the extra grease

Elizabeth said...

I usually cook the hamburg with the onion, green pepper, and garlic. There isn't usually a ton of grease, but I do drain it off with either using the cover of the pot, or if there isn't much I sometimes soak it up with a paper towel.

Anonymous said...

this looks awesome!!! the green olives are my favorite!!


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