Turkey Picadillo

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This classic Cuban dish is traditionally made with ground beef, but using turkey offers a great lower-fat alternative. Serving size is 1 cup picadillo to 3/4 cup rice.

Recipe from Cooking Light Magazine


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min
35 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 tsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped onion
  • 1 lb
    ground turkey
  • 3
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 c
    low-salt beef broth
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/3 c
    coarsely chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • ·
    jarred prepared sofrito (goya brand) to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 c
    hot cooked rice
  • ·
    chopped parsley, optional

How to Make Turkey Picadillo


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute 5 minutes. Add turkey and garlic and cook 5 minutes or until browned; stirring to crumble.
  2. Add broth and next 5 ingredients (broth through pepper); stir well. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes.
  3. Serve with rice and garnish with parsley, if desired.

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About Turkey Picadillo

Course/Dish: Turkey
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Cuban
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Fat, Dairy Free, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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