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Canadian Picadillo

Picadillo is a traditional dish in Spain, Cuba, the Philippines and many Latin American countries. The name comes from the Spanish word “picar,” which means “to mince” or “to chop”. It is made with ground beef, tomatoes and other ingredients that vary by region. This is our version of a Canadian Picadillo featuring maple baked beans. It a sweet & savory flavor.

Canadian Picadillo
Author: Teresa McEachern
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 14 oz can Maple Baked Beans
  • 1 15 oz can kidney beans
  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté for 3 minutes.
  2. Add ground beef and cook 8 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and bring to boil; then cover, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Serve in a bowl or over rice.


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