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Cuban Style Turkey Picadillo

A Cuban classic updated for a weeknight meal, this 30 minute turkey picadillo has all the flavor of the original - zesty with a hint of salt and rich spices!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: main dish
Cuisine: Latin - cuban
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 245kcal


  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion cut into ½ inch dice
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 pound Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 large roma tomatoes OR one 14 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup water
  • cup sultana raisins
  • cup pitted pimento stuffed green olives


  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat.
  • Add the onions and saute for 6 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the garlic and continue to cook, stirring frequently, for another 4 minutes until the onions are soft and golden.
  • Add the tomato paste and stir, cooking for another 2 minutes until the tomato paste is caramelized.
  • Add the turkey and cook, stirring to break up any lumps for another 3 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, vinegar, spices and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add ¼ cup of water and stir to combine.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, and reduce to a simmer.
  • Cook, uncovered for 10 minutes, until mixture is thick.
  • Stir in the raisins and the olives.
  • Serve


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1.9mg