Cuban Sloppy Joes (Picadillo)

Picadillo (Cuban Sloppy Joes)

1 pound                   Ground meat (beef, pork or turkey)  
16 oz                      Old Havana Sofrito Authentic Cuban Cooking Sauce (for a more savory flavor)
           OR                 (choose one - Sofrito or Chili Cubano)
16 oz                      Old Havana Chili Cubano (for a slightly spicy/zesty flavor)
¼ cup                     Pimento stuffed or pitted green olives, chopped  
¼ cup                     Seedless raisins, golden are best (very traditional)
2 tablespoons           Medium dry sherry (optional but very typical)

1.  Preheat non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Brown meat until no longer pink, breaking up pieces with spoon.
2.  Add Old Havana Sofrito or Old Havana Chili Cubano, raisins, olives and sherry (if using); stir well to combine.
3.  Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4.  Serve on toasted buns or see below for traditional Cuban serving style.

Traditional Cuban Serving Suggestion:
Serve picadillo over cooked white rice with fried eggs and sautéed ripe plantains (plátanos maduros) for a traditional school day lunch called niño pa’la escuela - “send the boy back to school.”

Serves 4 to 6.

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