Picadillo Potato Pie

Picadillo Potato Pie

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Picadillo, seasoned chopped beef, is a great favorite throughout Latin America and every country has its own version. This Dominican variation, called Picadillo Potato Pie, includes hard-boiled eggs, raisins, olives, capers and mashed potatoes. It is a winning combination. Although this recipe takes some time to prepare, it is worth the effort. For ease in preparation, the picadillo filling or potato part can be made a day ahead or earlier in the day and refrigerated.

25 mins. to Prepare

75 mins. Cooking Time

0 mins. Standing Time

100 mins. Total

Servings: 12 servings

Difficulty: Challenging

This recipe is: Low Sodium


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oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add peppers, onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes. Add ground beef; cook, stirring frequently, until no longer pink. Drain.

ADD tomato paste; stir to blend in. Stir in bouillon mixture, olives, capers and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated. Reduce heat to low; add raisins. Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Gently mix in chopped egg.

oven to 375° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

BOIL potatoes in salted water until tender; drain well. Mash potatoes while hot until smooth. Add butter; alternately mix in evaporated milk and eggs. Add salt and pepper; mix well.

PLACE half of mashed potatoes in prepared baking dish. Spoon Picadillo over potatoes. Gently spread remaining mashed potatoes over Picadillo. Sprinkle with cheese.

BAKE for 35 to 40 minutes or until cheese is slightly browned. Serve hot.
Amount Per Serving
Servings: 12 servings
Calories from Fat180
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g32%
Saturated Fat 9g47%
Cholesterol 115mg39%
Sodium 470mg20%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Dietary Fiber 3g10%
Sugars 7g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A8%
Vitamin C60%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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