“Sweet” Spiced Ground Meat

Picadillo Dulce

Preparation info
  • 4

    main-course servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

  • About

This is one of the recipes you meet everywhere in Mexican cooking (often with the meat hand-shredded instead of ground). There is nothing New World about the ingredients unless you count the optional potato. But picadillo dulce features two of the most characteristic Mexican flavor combinations: true cinnamon, clove, and cumin; and raisins, green olives, and, in many versions, almonds. Perhaps this is one of the Mexican survivals of medieval Spanish cuisine, also shown, I believe, in