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Lean Picadillo Pie

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Lean Picadillo Pie

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Picadillo is a Mexican minced pork filling, usually featuring olives and raisins, used for stuffing chiles, tamales and such. Here this inspired filling is the basis for a baked cornmeal-crusted oven pie. Serve with a sliced orange and radish salad.


  • 1 1/2 lb. ground pork
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 14 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 12 pimento-stuffed green olives (sliced)
  • 2 Tbsp. almonds (chopped)
  • 3 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 29 oz. chicken broth
  • 2 cups cornmeal
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    1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook and stir pork, onion, green pepper and garlic for 5 minutes, until pork is lightly browned. Stir in tomatoes, raisins, olives, almonds and chili powder. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a large saucepan; gradually stir in cornmeal; mix well. Spoon cornbread mixture into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Top with pork mixture. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Cut into squares to serve.
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