Looking for an easy, delicious dinner? Try this Whole30 Crockpot Picadillo! Paleo, gluten free, grain free, and dairy free – 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. Actually, I’d never eaten any type of Cuban food before! We don’t really have any Cuban restaurants near us and whenever I go out to eat I usually opt for Italian (cause pasta = everything!) but after hearing my aunt rave about it, I knew I had to try it! She had mentioned that people at her gym love to make it to meal prep + that I should create my own spin on it for the blog – so that’s what I did!
Obviously, in order to put my own spin on picadillo… I had to give it a try! Thankfully I found some at my Whole Foods hot bar to give it a taste test. It was super yummy. Very similar to chili, but had 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! We love making our own Easy Crockpot Bone Broth, but we don’t always have it on hand – so I love cooking with/sipping on Osso Good Bone Broth.
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!
Whole30 Crockpot Picadillo
Looking for a easy, delicious dinner? Try this Whole30 Crockpot Picadillo! Paleo, gluten free, grain free, and dairy free - 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!
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 cup onion, minced
- 1 tbsp garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp jalapeno, minced
- 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup Osso Good Signature Bone Broth
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp 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!
Things we used for this recipe: crockpot, olive oil, ground beef, crushed tomatoes, Osso Good Signature Bone Broth (use code cleaneating to save $15 off!), cinnamon, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, paprika, raisins, 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!
Click here for the nutrition facts for this recipe.