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By á-174535

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (7 Votes)
Picadillo Poppers 1 Picture
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Servings 48
Preparation time 30
Cooking time 45

  • SAUCE:
  • 1 (8-ounce) package lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 (8.8-ounce) pouch cooked Spanish-style rice
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded, about 4 ounces
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed green olives
  • 1 tablespoons dry sherry, or lime juice
  • 24 fresh plump jalapeño peppers
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • milk, as needed
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds or pecans
  • 1 squeeze of lime juice
  • pinch of cinnamon

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