Looking for an easy dinner? Try this Whole30 Crockpot Picadillo! Paleo, gluten free, grain free, & dairy free, it’s simple to make and tastes delicious! This simple meal is a healthier twist on a classic Cuban dish. Made with minimal ingredients and in the slow cooker – the picadillo feeds a crowd and is full of flavor! This post is sponsored by The Osso Good Co.
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Up until a few weeks ago.. I had never had picadillo before. After trying a batch from a family friend, I immediately fell in love!
Picadillo similar to chili, but has different sweet + savory notes that I really enjoyed.
When I went to make my own version, I kept you all in mind and thought.. they would definitely like a Whole30 Crockpot Picadillo!
(Let’s be real, who doesn’t love a healthy meal that the crockpot cooks for you!)
I pretty much nailed it on the first try. My picadillo tasted super similar to the one I had tried, but I dialed back the cinnamon/sweeter flavors and amped up the more savory spices because that was just my preference. This dish gets it’s flavor from a ton of yummy spices + delish bone broth.
I used Osso Good Signature Bone Broth instead of plain water or cooking stock for both flavor + an extra nutritional boost.
For those of you that might be wondering what the heck bone broth is, I wrote an entire post about it. This post talks about Bone Broth Benefits and explains what bone broth is!
Osso Good Bone Broth is Whole30 approved, certified paleo, certified gluten free, and uses the highest quality ingredients. It’s as close to homemade as you can get! They use grassfed and finished beef, organic and antibiotic-free chicken, and organic veggies that are slowly simmered so that the bone broth is loaded with nutrients and flavor.
I’ll be honest when I say I think this is the best packaged bone broth on the market. Many of the other bone broths you might be seeing in the store don’t have the quality of ingredients that Osso Good does, and their flavor is just lacking.
Osso Good Bone Broths truly are delicious just sipped on their own, but add such yummy rich flavor to any meal when you cook with them! They’ve generously offered to give $15 off to you if you use code CLEANEATING on their site!
I believe the key to making any successful delicious + healthy meal is using the best ingredients, and that’s what this Whole30 Crockpot Picadillo does! Once you give it a try – you’re going to fall in love!
Important Note: This is not an authentic picadillo recipe. My goal is always to share recipes that are a bit healthier and made with affordable, accessible ingredients so everyone can enjoy them regardless of their food allergies or dietary restrictions. Click here for an authentic picadillo recipe.
Ingredients for Crockpot Picadillo
To make this recipe we used:
- olive oil
- ground beef
- crushed tomatoes
- Osso Good Signature Bone Broth (use code cleaneating to save $15 off!)
- garlic powder
- manzanilla olives
If you’ve never tried picadillo – this is the perfect way to give it a try! Cooking it low + slow in the crockpot makes it super tender and simple to do. It’s a flavorful, easy way to meal prep or get your dinner on the table for the family!
Other whole30 crockpot recipes:
- Healthy Crockpot Tomato Sauce
- Crockpot Whole Chicken
- Paleo Crock Pot Beef Stew
- Paleo Turkey Chili
- 28 Delicious Paleo Crockpot Recipes
- Slow Cooker Chicken Stew
Whole30 Crockpot Picadillo
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 cup onion minced
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons jalapeno minced
- 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup Osso Good Signature Bone Broth
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2/3 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup manzanilla (green) olives
Optional: cilantro for garnish, cauliflower rice
- Heat olive oil in a pan over the stove top. Brown meat until cooked completely, approximately 15 minutes.
- Pour cooked meat + all remaining ingredients in the crockpot. Stir until combined.
- Cook on low for 8 hours.
- Serve over cauliflower rice + enjoy!
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