Castilian Skillet Dinner

by Kathy and Bruce Jacobs

Unique ground beef dish with a Spanish flair


  • 2 Pounds ground beef
  • 6 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 Cup pitted ripe olives, chopped
  • 1 Cup canned garbanzos, drained
  • 1 Cup seedless raisins
  • 4 Cups V-8 vegetable juice
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • 1 Teaspoon thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon marjoram
  • œ Teaspoon pepper


  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet and brown the ground beef in it.
  2. Push meat aside and add the chopped onion. Sauté onions for about 5 minutes.
  3. Mix meat and onions together.
  4. Add the chopped olives, garbanzo beans, raisins, vegetable juice and spices.
  5. Simmer gently, covered, until heated through, about 20 minutes.
  6. If you feel the mixture is getting a little dry add some water.


Serve wrapped in warmed soft-shell flour tortillas or over rice.