Turkey Picadillo Recipe

Turkey Picadillo Recipe

How To Make Turkey Picadillo

Make this turkey picadillo if you want a lighter alternative to the usual ground beef version. Serve with rice or use as fillings for tacos or empanadas.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • lbground turkey,93% lean
  • 4oztomato sauce
  • kosher salt
  • ground pepper,fresh
  • 1tspground cumin
  • 2bay leaves
  • 2tbspalcaparrado,capers or green olives would work too

For Sofrito:

  • ½onion,large, finely chopped
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • 1tomato,chopped
  • ½bell pepper,finely chopped
  • 2tbspcilantro


  1. Brown the ground turkey on medium heat in large sauté pan and season with salt and pepper. Use a wooden spoon to break the meat up into small pieces.

  2. Meanwhile, while turkey is cooking, make the sofrito by chopping onion, garlic, pepper, tomato and cilantro.

  3. Add sofrito to the meat and continue cooking on a low heat.

  4. Add alcaparrado (or olives and capers) and about 2 tablespoon of the brine, cumin, bay leaves, and more salt if needed.

  5. Add tomato sauce and ¼ cup of water and mix well.

  6. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered for about 15 minutes.


  • Calories: 240.01kcal
  • Fat: 11.24g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.93g
  • Trans Fat: 0.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.85g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.23g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.48g
  • Fiber: 1.73g
  • Sugar: 3.14g
  • Protein: 29.09g
  • Cholesterol: 97.81mg
  • Sodium: 546.20mg
  • Calcium: 52.36mg
  • Potassium: 576.21mg
  • Iron: 2.58mg
  • Vitamin A: 73.99µg
  • Vitamin C: 27.13mg
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