Turkey Picadillo II Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Turkey Picadillo II Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Turkey Picadillo II

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"A traditional Cuban dish made dieter and taste bud friendly. Serve with brown rice or make them into Cuban Sloppy Joes by putting the mixture inside whole wheat hamburger buns."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the ground turkey. Cook and stir until the turkey is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Remove the turkey and drain and discard any excess grease.
  2. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, bell pepper, garlic, and bay leaves; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cooked turkey, wine, tomato sauce, olives, raisins, black beans, olive brine, capers, cayenne, and cumin. Simmer about 15 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 02, 2010

I am new to spicy food. I added the cayenne pepper a tiny bit at a time til I got to the spice level that was good for me. I too used prunes and doubled the amount used. (Love them!)Served with fresh bakery Kaiser rolls. This recipe is so great. Sweet and spicy at the same time. Just loved it. Am so glad that I ran out and bought all the ingredients so I could make as written. Thanks for sharing, Jeidippins. Just one little suggestion...remove the bay leaves before eating!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 02, 2010

A satisfying, easy meal, but nothing really special about it.


48 Ratings

Aug 17, 2011

The cayenne pepper was too much for my tastes so I gave the recipe 4 stars. I even added less than called for. I will add twice the amount of raisins next time. Very yummy!

Dec 28, 2010

Perhaps one of the best recipes I have made from this site. Very authentic. Works great with nacho chips, as a sloppy joe type of sandwich or just a dish served with rice.

Oct 13, 2009

Jeidi, thank you for a wonderful recipe! It is so tasty! , just like the one my grandmother prepared when I was growing up. She prepared picadillo with ground beef but your recipe is so good I did not even noticed the difference. This is a keeper.

Dec 27, 2011

The combination of ingredients seemed wierd to me at first (olives, black beans, raisins!?), but when it all came together, it was delicious. We served it over rice.

Feb 24, 2011

This is delicious... the only thing that I would change to give it 5 stars would be to add more raisins (double them) and olives and less cayenne. I used one tbsp and it was way to spicy. I ate it plain and it was good alone.

Jun 21, 2010

Very tasty. The ingredients reminded me of Chicken Marbella which I love. I substituted chopped prunes for raisins, otherwise I prepared it exactly as written and served it with brown rice. My picky toddlers ate it.


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  • Calories
  • 246 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 17.9 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 590 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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