Turkey Picadillo
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Healthy Recipes
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 4
I used to make picadillo with ground beef but found that turkey is just as good, and better for you. The reduced-protein variation doesn’t use any turkey at all but substitutes cooked bulgur—a good choice for any vegetarians in the household, too.
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 teaspoon ground cloves (or more to taste)
  • 3 cups chopped tomatoes
  • cup water
  • cup tomato paste
  • 15 small pimiento-stuffed olives, sliced
  • cup raisins
  • 8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the turkey with the onion, green pepper, and garlic over medium-high heat until the turkey is no longer pink, about 6 minutes.
  2. Stir in the oregano and cloves.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, water, tomato paste, olives, raisins, and ground red pepper.
  4. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in the vinegar and salt, if using, and cook until heated through.
Serving size: 1 Calories: 30 Fat: 0 Saturated fat: 0 Unsaturated fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 0 Sugar: 1 Fiber: 0 Protein: 3