3 tb Olive oil or vegetable oil
2 lb Ground beef, lean
1 lg Onion, finely chopped
1 Garlic clove, finely chopped
3 md Tomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 Tart cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1/2 c Almonds, slivered
1 Jalapeno chili, seeded and chopped (or more to taste)
1/2 c Raisins (soaked 10 minutes in warm water)
1/2 c Pimento-stuffed olives, halved crosswise
1/2 ts Oregano
1/2 ts Thyme
1 tb Butter

Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet. Add the beef and saute until it is lightly browned, stirring to break up any lumps. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes longer. Add all the remaining ingredients except the butter and the almonds. Mix well and simmer, uncovered, over moderate heat, stirring from time to time, for 20 minutes.

In a small skillet, heat the butter and saute the almonds until they are golden brown. Mound the beef onto a serving platter and sprinkle with the almonds. Surround it with a border of rice.

Print this recipe