Picadillo -- Cuban Sloppy Joes

  • Cuban sloppy joes by Julian Crews of Grayslake. Crews has started a Cuban food company out of his home called Old Havana Foods.

      Cuban sloppy joes by Julian Crews of Grayslake. Crews has started a Cuban food company out of his home called Old Havana Foods. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
Updated 1/25/2011 12:54 PM

1 pound ground beef, pork or turkey

1 jar (16 ounces) Old Havana Foods Chili Cubano

cup raisins (dark or golden)

cup pimento stuffed green olives, sliced

2 tablespoons dry sherry, optional

Heat nonstick skillet over medium heat. Brown ground meat until no longer pink, breaking up pieces of meat with spoon.

Add Old Havana Chili Cubano, raisins, olives and sherry (if using); stir well to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve over cooked white rice with fried eggs and sauteed ripe plantains (maduros) for a traditional Cuban school day lunch called nino pa' la escuela.

Serves six.

Old Havana Foods