I was standing at the kitchen counter yesterday afternoon, looking through recipes and picking out my favorites to put in a new glossy folder that I purchased. It's amazing how quickly you forget a beloved recipe, especially when you have a memory like mine. There's just so much great food out there that even if I made a different recipe every day I would die without having tried many.
One of the recipes I came across was Cuban Beef Picadillo from Williams-Sonoma. Woah! Why haven't I made this in so long? I discovered it when we were hosting a Canasta party for my brother-in-law, Jose, and his wife Rosana a couple of years ago. The four of us used to play on a regular basis and would take turns hosting, each time with a themed cuisine. It was Cuban for us, and I found the picadillo while searching online for cuban recipes.
If you like earthy spices like cinammon and chili powder, and if you like chili, you will LOVE this picadillo. Serve it over white rice for a very satisfying meal. It is ridiculously easy to make, and so delicious! Hopefully my new glossy folder won't let me forget about this one any time soon.