Vegetarian Picadillo Recipe
Vegetarian Picadillo (serves 4-5)
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Serves: 4-5
  • 1 package soy crumbles*, or 6 burger patties
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • ¼ c raisins
  • ¼ t salt
  • ¼ t cinnamon, or more to taste
  • ¼ t cloves, or more to taste
  • ¼ c slivered almonds
  • ¼ c sliced pimento-stuffed olives
  • Hot cooked rice, to serve
  1. Heat burgers or soy crumbles in microwave, according to package instructions. If using burger patties, chop them up to resemble ground beef.
  2. Cook and stir the crumbles, onion, and garlic in a skillet until the onions are translucent.
  3. Add tomatoes, green pepper, raisins, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  4. In a small pan, cook and stir the almonds over medium to medium-high heat until they are golden, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Stir almonds and olives into your burger mixture. Make sure you add a little of the olive juice from the jar as well, for extra flavor. Serve over rice.
  6. *I like both the Morningstar Farms and Boca varieties, but if you want a more natural option you could substitute it with tofu. Simply press it before crumbling and browning it in the pan as you would ground beef.
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