Turkey Picadillo

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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

238Cals29Protein7.5Carbs11Fats
Prep Time: 15mins
Cook Time: 45mins
Total Time: 1hr
Yield: 4servings
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

  • 1.25lb93% lean ground turkey
  • 4oz1/2 can tomato sauce
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1tspground cumin
  • 2bay leaves
  • 2tbspalcaparrado, capers or green olives would work too

Sofrito:

  • 1/2large onion, finely chopped
  • 2clovesminced garlic
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2tbspcilantro

Instructions

  • Brown the ground turkey on medium heat in large sautà 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
Blue Smart Points: 5
Green Smart Points: 4
Purple Smart Points: 5
Points +: 6
Keywords: Freezer Meals, Kid Friendly, low carb