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Cuban Sloppy Joes (Seasoned Ground Meat, a.k.a. Picadillo)

Versatile entree or base for many recipes
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Filling, Main Course
Cuisine: Cuban, Latin, Spanish
Keyword: Beef, Chicken, Filling, Sandwich, Turkey
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound Ground meat (beef, pork, lamb or turkey)
  • 16 ounces Old Havana Foods Sofrito
  • 1/4 cup Pimento stuffed or pitted green olives, chopped (optional but very traditional)
  • 1/4 cup Golden raisins, coarsely chopped (optional but very traditional)
  • 2 tablespoons Dry sherry (optional but very traditional)


  • Preheat non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Brown meat until no longer pink, breaking up pieces with spoon.
  • Add Old Havana Foods Sofrito raisins, olives and sherry (if using); stir well to combine.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Serve on toasted buns or for a truly traditional Cuban lunch serve with white rice, fried plantains and a fried egg.