Pork Picadillo Pie

Pork
13Ingredients
Calories
70Minutes

Picadillo is a favorite dish of many Spanish-speaking countries. This tastes great using either ground pork or leftover cooked pork. A fresh salad and red beans and rice completes the meal.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked pork roast (ground or chopped)
  • 1/2 cup onions (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings (OR shortening)
  • 15 ounces tomatoes (whole, cut up)
  • 3/4 cup dried apricot (OR raisins, chopped)
  • 3/4 cup pimento stuffed green olives (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup pinenuts (OR slivered almonds, toasted)
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 29 ounces chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal

Directions

  1. Heat bacon drippings in large skillet. Cook onion, green pepper and garlic over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Stir in pork, tomatoes, apricots, olives, nuts and chili powder. Cover, cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Bring chicken broth to a boil in large saucepan; stir in butter until melted. Gradually stir in cornmeal; mix well. Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish. Top with pork mixture. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with shredded Cheddar cheese; bake 3 minutes. Cut into squares.
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