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Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Twist On A Classic: Turkey Picadillo

A classic dish in Cuban households is picadillo (ground meat). You can serve it with rice and beans or use as a filling for empanadas. It cooks quickly and it a great dish for those evenings when I am super-rushed to make dinner. There are times where I buy ground turkey instead of ground meat. This led to a new family favorite: Turkey picadillo.


Turkey picadillo is cooked the exact same way as regular picadillo. Sometimes, I will even make changes to this dish and add sweet potato instead of regular potatoes. It is an extremely versatile dish!

Recipe: (Serves 6)

1 lb ground turkey
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 carrot, chopped
8-10 salad olives (pitted)
1 envelope of Sazon goya
1 can tomato sauce
salt and pepper
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 1 oz box raisins

In a pan over high heat, drizzle olive oil and add onions, peppers and garlic and cook for a few minutes, until soft. Add ground turkey, carrots, olives and cook until meat is browned.  Add one envelope of Sazon Goya, salt and pepper to taste and tomato sauce, mix together and cook for a few minutes. Then add potatoes and raisins, cover pot and cook over medium heat until potatoes soften. Serve over rice.

Have you ever had picadillo? What twists do you make to it?

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I've never had it but it seems like a variation of things I sometimes make for my kids. I don't use olives usually and I want to! Same with raisins.



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