Beef and California Raisin Picadillo

California Raising Marketing Board
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins


1pound extra lean ground beef
1-- (14 1/2-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
1cup California raisins
1/4teaspoon minced garlic
1/2teaspoon cinnamon
1/4teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1cup uncooked instant white rice
1cup water


  1. In large skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until browned; drain excess fat. Stir in tomatoes, raisins, garlic, cinnamon and red pepper.
  2. Reduce heat; cover. Simmer 5 minutes. Add rice and water; bring to a boil. Cover; remove from heat.
  3. Let stand 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and mixture is desired consistency.

Note: Spoon mixture into warmed flour tortillas and roll up to make wraps, adding other flavor ingredients, such as cheese, salsa, sour cream or guacamole. Makes great stuffing for green peppers, too.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 210
  • Glycemic Load 8.75
  • Fat 4g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Cholesterol 45mg
  • Sodium 160mg
  • Potassium 440mg
  • Carbohydrate 28g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Protein 17g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 8%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 15%