This easy turkey picadillo recipe is made in 30 minutes or less and it’s the perfect low-fat quick dinner idea. Enjoy delicious latin recipes with a twist.
Easy Turkey Picadillo Recipe
Oh yum! I just had this plate for lunch and it sure was delicious! The combination of mild turkey with veggies, olives, capers and raisins, make this the perfect dinner idea because it takes less than 30 minutes to make, and people will love it.
This Easy Turkey Picadillo Recipe can also be used when entertaining. Make a huge skilled of Picadillo and serve with a side of rice, couscous or Quinoa. I love the fact that simple ingredients cooked together can create this delicious dish. Picadillo is originally made with ground beef so if you’d prefer you can substitute the turkey with the beef.
Today I was craving comfort food. Believe it or not it was chilly here in Miami this morning. Around 55 Degrees F. For those of you that live up north this may be nothing but I was freezing and so were my girls when I took them to school. The car wouldn’t heat up in time and they kept saying “Cold, Cold” Even though they were dressed like they lived in the North Pole, it wasn’t enough. I am sure when they come home tonight, this picadillo will be exactly what the doctor ordered: sweet, comforting and filling.
Latin food is all about balancing strong flavors. The raisins and tomatoes give off sweetness while the olives and capers are briny and savory. So every bite you take, you will get a melange of flavors in your mouth. I made the sauce on the sweet side to bring all the ingredients together.
You can add any veggies you may like. If you want to get rid of a few veggies that are about to go bad in the fridge, just toss them in there! The picadillo will only get tastier.
Hope you can try this easy Turkey Picadillo Recipe at home. If you do, please come back and let me know how it came out.
This easy turkey picadillo recipe is made in 30 minutes or less and it's the perfect low-fat quick dinner idea. Enjoy delicious latin recipes with a twist.
- 1 Lb . of ground Turkey Breast
- 1 Medium Onion chopped
- 1 Red Pepper chopped
- 2 Medium tomatoes chopped (may substitute for canned diced tomatoes)
- 2 Tablespoons of capers drained
- 1/2 Cup of Olives pitted and halved (you may add more)
- 1/2 Cup of Raisins
- 1 Teaspoon of Cumin
- 1 Teaspoon of tomato paste
- 1 Cup of Ketchup
- 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
- Salt + Pepper to taste
Heat the Olive Oil in a large skillet
Sautee the onions, tomatoes and peppers over medium heat until softened. About 5 minutes
Add salt, pepper and cumin
Toss in the turkey and using a wooden spoon, break the turkey up in small pieces while it cooks
When the turkey is no longer pink, add the capers, olives and raisins. Mix well
Pour the tomato paste and ketchup. Cook over low heat until the liquid reduces and thickens. About 5 minutes
Check for seasoning and make the necessary corrections
Serve and enjoy!
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