Picadillo Marbella

To make the prunes easier to chop I stick them in the freezer while I prep everything else.

Serve the picadillo on top of white rice. Here's the recipe for the rice!

Serves 2-3


1 pound ground beef

1 teaspoon salt

2 Tablespoons olive oil

4 garlic cloves, microplane or press to a pulp

2 teaspoons cumin

2 teaspoon oregano

1/2 cups white wine

1 Tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 bay leaf

3/4 cup tomato sauce

1/2 cup pitted Castelvetrano olives, torn in half or quartered lengthwise

5 prunes, chopped

About 20 minutes before you want to cook the beef remove it from the refrigerator and sprinkle it with salt. Set aside and let it loose its chill.