Apple Turkey Picadillo


Apple Turkey Picadillo

Apple Turkey Picadillo

This recipe, Apple Turkey Picadillo, is a twist on the Latin American staple that‘s made healthier with ground grand turkey and crisp apples.  It doubles well.  Try tucking it into whole-wheat tortillas or serve over instant brown rice for a quick and healthy supper.


Apple Turkey Picadillo Recipe


Apple Turkey Picadillo

2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1/3 cup finely chopped red onion

1 garlic clove, minced

8 oz. 99% lean ground turkey

½ tsp. ground cumin

½ tsp. dried oregano

¼ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper

1/8 tsp. ground cloves

1 Tbsp. cider vinegar

1 medium tart green apple, peeled and chopped

1 cup chopped tomato

3 Tbsp. chopped green olives

½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce

¼ cup sliced scallion greens


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and garlic; cook until soft, stirring often, about 2 minutes.  Add turkey; cook, stirring and breaking up, until lightly browned, 4 to 6 minutes.

Stir in cumin, oregano, salt pepper and cloves; cook for 30 seconds.  Stir in vinegar, scraping up any browned bits.  Stir in apple, tomato, olives and Worcestershire sauce.  Reduce heat and gently simmer. Stirring often, until any liquid in the pan has reduced to a syrupy, about 8 minutes.  Stir in scallion greens and serve.           2 serving, 1 ¼ cups each


(Recipe for Apple Turkey Picadillo, Diabetic Connect, 2015)


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