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Picadinho'A Brasiliera Recipe

Picadinho'A Brasiliera

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"This is an authentic Brazilian ground beef and vegetable recipe which I tweaked to my family's liking. Who says ground beef has to be boring! Serve over hot white rice."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 40 mins

    2 hrs 10 mins


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onions and garlic, and cook until the onions have caramelized to a deep, golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir frequently as the onions cook. Meanwhile, place the ground beef, celery, bell pepper, eggs, tomatoes, and parsley into a mixing bowl; mix until evenly combined.
  2. Add the meat mixture into the caramelized onions, and increase the heat to medium-high. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in the red wine and red pepper flakes. Continue simmering, covered, until the liquid evaporates, about 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 17, 2008

We all LOVED this dish! With the exception of adding additional salt,pepper, and garlic powder (which I do on almost all recipes) I followed to a "T". My 8 year old ate 2 huge bowls and I'm too embarrassed to say how much my husband ate. Thanks for the recipe! I will definitely be making this one again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 30, 2010

I did not like it that well. It seems like it was missing something.


24 Ratings

Jul 16, 2008

Let me preface my review by stating I've never heard of this dish before, so I have no basis for comparison as far as "authentic" goes. I stumbled across it and thought it looked like an interesting ground beef recipe & decided to give it a try! As I am the first reviewer, I really tried to not alter it. However, I detest celery, so I did leave that out. I also was forced to use dried as opposed to fresh parsley. Everything else was the same (ok ok, I couldn't resist adding more garlic, as usual). It's pretty good! It was a little bland for my tastes, but that could have been partially due to no celery and the dried parsley. I also used a sweeter red wine and I'm not sure how a merlot or cab would affect the flavor. I added some sea salt when I served it and that was a nice touch. Thanks, Woman Whisking, for a different way to use ground beef!

Jul 21, 2008

This is extremely Good! I made it as written except I added salt and pepper.I served it with white rice and yellow rice.I liked the yellow rice better.This dish has a very South American flavor to it.My 17 year old also loved it. She said it tasted like pepper steak.This recipe makes 8 generous servings if you use 2 cups of rice.

Oct 11, 2008

Was awesome! Made plain ol boring ol ground beef into a fancy dinner. The flavors were so deep, it tasted like something I would be ordering, not making. I loved this dish. Oh, and ps, leftovers were just as good.

Aug 19, 2008

I really liked this. it was different than what I imagined it would be, but in a good way. I made these changes: cut recipe in half (4 servings), 2tbsp dry parsley in place of 1/2c fresh, whole can of diced tomato rather than half, added some cinnamon, no green pepper, beef stock in place of red wine, and I cooked the rice with it all after it was done simmering... to do this I added 3/4c rice and remaining 1.25c beef broth, stirred it together, then cooked until rice was done. I like to mix rice in with things like this because it lets it soak up the flavors.

Jan 22, 2009

This was amazing! I cut it in half, used the whole can of tomatoes and left out the celery. Served over yellow rice. Hubby couldn't get enough! Try it with a few splashes of hot sauce, yum!

Sep 25, 2008

whole family enjoyed this dish. I topped it with parm.


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  • Calories
  • 449 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 211 mg
  • 70%
  • Fat
  • 31.1 g
  • 48%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 25.2 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 223 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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