“Recipe: Picadillo con Quimbombo

Picadillo con quimbombo over white rice

A great skillet dinner that does not require a pressure cooker!!!  Picadillo is quick and easy and a favorite in my house at the moment.  Okra goes great with this dish, and can be prepared separately, steamed or boiled with a splash of vinegar, or added with the meat while it is cooked.

“Picadillo con quimbombo”


  • Frying Pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Sharp Knife


  • Ground pork or chicken
  • Okra
  • Sofrito
  • Tomato Puree
  • Water
  • Vino Seco
  • Salt
  • Lime


  • Over medium-high to high heat add a little oil and the sofrito.
  • Cook for appx 1 minute and then add meat and salt and squirt juice of 1 lime.
  • Cook for a few minutes until meat starts to brown and then add appx ¼ cup (or more as needed) of tomato puree.
  • Add ½ to 1 cup water and let cook on high for about 5 minutes or until liquid cooks out.
  • Add about 2 tsp vino seco (if desired) right after you remove from heat and before plating.

Sides/Accompaniments: -Serve with okra over white rice with sliced avocado or tomato.


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Reply to Katie in Cuba

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