Turkey Picadillo

Turkey Picadillo is a lighter alternative to traditional Cuban beef picadillo. It's great with rice and plantains, or as a filling for empanadas, tacos, stuffed peppers and more.

Turkey Picadillo is a lighter alternative to traditional Cuban beef picadillo. It’s great with rice and plantains, or as a filling for empanadas, tacos, stuffed peppers and more.

Turkey Picadillo is a lighter alternative to traditional Cuban beef picadillo. It's great with rice and plantains, or as a filling for empanadas, tacos, stuffed peppers and more.
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Turkey Picadillo

5
Freestyle Points
238
Calories
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Mexican
Turkey Picadillo is a lighter alternative to traditional Cuban beef picadillo. It's great with rice and plantains, or as a filling for empanadas, tacos, stuffed peppers and more.

Ingredients

  • 1.25 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 4 oz 1/2 can tomato sauce
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp alcaparrado, capers or green olives would work too

Sofrito:

  • 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 to mato, chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro

Instructions

  • Brown the ground turkey on medium heat in large sauté pan and season with salt and pepper. Use a wooden spoon to break the meat up into small pieces.
  • Meanwhile, while turkey is cooking, make the sofrito by chopping onion, garlic, pepper, tomato and cilantro. (I quickly do it in my mini chopper)
  • Add sofrito to the meat and continue cooking on a low heat.
  • Add alcaparrado (or olives and capers) and about 2 tbsp of the brine (this adds great flavor) cumin, bay leaves, and more salt if needed.
  • Add tomato sauce and 1/4 cup of water and mix well.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer covered about 15 minutes

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 cup, Calories: 238kcal, Carbohydrates: 7.5g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 100mg, Sodium: 354mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 2.5g
Freestyle Points: 5
Points +: 6