Crock Pot Picadillo

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    Picadillo, a flavorful Cuban dish made with ground beef and a sauce made from simmering tomatoes, green olives, bell peppers, cumin, and spices is one of my family's favorite weeknight meals.

    Ingredients

    • Slow Cooker Picadillo
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    • Servings: 11 • Size: 1/2 cup • Points +: 4 pts • Smart Points: 3
    • Calories: 170 • Fat: 7 g • Protein: 22.5 g • Carb: 4.5 g • Fiber: 1 g • Sugar: 1.5 g
    • Sodium: 237 mg (without the salt)
    • Ingredients:
    • 2 1/2 lbs 93% lean ground beef
    • 1 cup minced onion
    • 1 cup diced red bell peppers
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
    • 1 small tomato, diced
    • 8 oz can tomato sauce
    • 1/4 cup alcaparrado (manzanilla olives, pimientos, capers) or green olives
    • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
    • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
    • 2 bay leaves
    • kosher salt and fresh pepper, to taste
    • Directions:
    • Brown meat in a large deep skillet on medium-high heat; season with generously with salt and a little pepper. Use a wooden spoon to break the meat up into small pieces. When meat is no longer pink, drain all the liquid from pan. Add the onions, garlic and bell peppers to the meat and cook an addition 3-4 minutes.
    • Transfer the meat to the slow cooker, then add tomato, cilantro, tomato sauce, 1 1/4 cups water, alcaparrado (or olives) [I usually add some of the brine from the jar for added flavor] then add the spices.
    • Set slow cooker to HIGH for 3 to 4 hours or LOW for 6 to 8. After it's ready, taste for salt and add more as needed [I added a little more cumin and garlic powder at the end as well since the crock pot tends to mute the flavors of herbs and spices]. Discard the bay leaves and serve over brown rice.
    • Makes about 5 3/4 cups.
    • Serve this with 3/4 cups brown rice for an 8 point meal and a salad on the side.

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 11
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 199 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 5 g 8.35%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 7.11%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 55 mg 18.25%
    • Sodium: 148 mg 6.15%
    • Calcium: 33 mg 3.25%
    • Potassium: 190 mg 5.43%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 11.95%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 12 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 7.96%
    • Sugar: 4 g
    • Protein: 24 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 3.07%
    • Vitamin C 31.98%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total3 oz-eq

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