Picadillo Dip

Picadillo is usually a mix of garlic, onion, tomatoes, and meat, but this version adds olives, almonds, and raisins for a sophisticated twist.

Picadillo Dip
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 16 ounce jar salsa

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • ½ cup raisins

  • ¼ cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives

  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted*

  • Slivered almonds, toasted* (optional)

  • Toasted pita wedges or bagel chips


  1. In a large skillet cook ground beef until brown, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off fat. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine ground beef, salsa, onion, raisins, olives, vinegar, garlic, cinnamon, and cumin.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.

  3. Stir in the 1/4 cup almonds. If desired, sprinkle with additional almonds. Serve with toasted pita wedges. Serve immediately or keep warm, covered, on warm or low-heat setting for up to 2 hours.


To toast nuts, preheat oven to 350°F. Spread nuts in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until light brown, watching carefully and stirring once or twice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

94 Calories
5g Fat
7g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Protein 7g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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