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Slow Cooker Picadillo * *

Slow Cooker Picadillo

  • Cooking Time:

    7–8 hours on Low or 4 hours on High
  • Servings:



1 T. olive oil, extra-vir­gin
2 lbs. ground beef, 90% lean, tukey or bison
1 T. chili pow­der
2 tsp. cumin, crushed or coarse­ly chopped
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. ground cin­na­mon
1/2 c. water
2 T. toma­to paste
2 T. red-wine vine­gar
2 c. onion, diced
2 c. pep­pers, banana shaped, chopped, seed­ed,
1 c. corn, frozen, thawed
1/2 c. olives, green, pit­ted, sliced
5 gar­lic clove, minced
28 oz. toma­toes, diced
1/4 tsp. salt, or to taste
Fresh­ly ground pep­per, to taste

Look­ing for a deli­cious and hearty meal, look no longer as you will have it in this Slow Cook­er Pica­dil­lo! Have to men­tion it is full of deli­cious fla­vor!

  1. In a large skil­let over medi­um-high heat, add oil and ground beef, (or turkey or bison) brown and break up in the bot­tom o the skil­let for 6 to 7 min­utes. Drain off excess fat. I place on a paper tow­el, and place back in the skil­let.
  2. For 2–3 min­utes in the skil­let, add the chili pow­der, cumin, oregano, and cin­na­mon.
  3. Com­bine the above with the water, toma­to paste, and vine­gar.
  4. In a 5 — 6 quart slow cook­er, place the meat mix­ture.
  5. Mix in onion, pep­pers, corn, olives, and gar­lic with the meat mix­ture.
  6. Stir in toma­toes with their juice.
  7. Cov­er. Cook on Low or 7 — 8 hours or on High for 4 hours.
  8. Before serv­ing sea­son with salt and pep­per, stir­ring the pica­dil­lo well.

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Slow Cooker Picadillo

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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You men­tion using Chili Pow­der in your instruc­tions but it’s not includ­ed in your INGREDIENT LIST. So, how much chili pow­der do I need to make this recipe>


This looks del­ish! What would you serve as a side?


Just curi­ous, are you using actu­al banana pep­pers or a dif­fer­ent kind that are just banana shaped, such as Poblano or some­thing sim­i­lar?


I like green olives and raisins in my pica­dil­lo. Do you think they could be added about 1 hr before serv­ing?


Love the look of this recipe — can I ask what capac­i­ty the slow cook­er is used please?
I have a 3l and a 6.5l
thank you 🙂

Meet Jenn Bare

Jenn is the founder of Get­Crocked, the #1 resource for slow cook­ing with over 1.5 mil­lion online fol­low­ers. She inno­vates recipes dai­ly with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cook­er.

She innovates recipes daily…

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a week­ly “Mom Mon­day” seg­ment on ABC-15 in Phoenix.

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