Picadillo turkey is a gentler alternative to my favorite Cuban beef Hashing the recipe is just much leaner and is instead made with ground turkey.
Raised in a Latin house, beef Hashing filmed dinner as a kid. It was also one of the first things I learned to cook. It’s a 30-minute dish, while cooking, I cook rice in another pot so everything is ready at once. Serve it with one Talk fast For a little sour and the dinner is ready! My family likes this dish with beef, but some nights I prefer swapping it with turkey as a cleaner option. Personally I’m not a fan of 99% lean turkey, it’s too dry for my taste so I use 93% lean turkey instead. Leftovers are great in banh Tet, Empanadas or quesadillas.
Growing up we loved the nights my mom did picadillo! My friends always want to go out to eat those nights, they love this dish! Mum has always made this dish with beef, it’s delicious and I do it too often. But some nights, if I wanted a lighter option with less fat, I switched over to ground turkey which, to be honest, fine too!
I know I made many of you picadillo fans because I have shared it in every way! You will notice that I also have one Picadillo slow cooker version made from beef (turkey also works) and one Instant Pot Picadillo version. We make this a few times a month, it’s Madison’s favorite!
Meal Preparation and Storage
Turkey picadillo a great dish to prepare meals! Serve with a grain of your choice – brown rice, quinoa, white rice – or cauliflower rice to keep it low in carbs. You can store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or freeze leftovers for up to 6 months.
What to serve turkey picadillo with?
- Turn it into a bowl! I like it over white or brown rice, with one Fast cabbage babbling on the side for acidity. Sometimes I add some avocados to my plate, depending on how I balance my macros.
- Sweet tree either tostone air fryer also very great at the party.
- Tostadas – My oldest daughter loves making tostadas with melted cheese using leftovers. Some nights we even served them in taco crust.
- Stuffed Chili Picadillo – Mix with rice and stuff in chili for a delicious stuffed chili!
- Messy breakfast – I even mixed scraps into my egg dish and covered it with hot sauce.
- Melt Taco Bell-style mexi by adding picadillo, cheese and pico de gallo.
More Turkish recipes that you can enjoy:
- 1.33 lb 93% lean turkey
- 4 oz tomato sauce, (1/2 can)
- first teaspoon kosher salt
- first teaspoon then grind
- 2 small Laurel leaves
- 2 tbsp Spanish potted green olives, plus 2 tablespoons salt water
- first medium tomatoes
- 1/2 Onion Medium, Diced
- 2 Clove minced garlic
- 2 tbsp red bell peppers, Diced
- 2 tbsp cilantro, optional
Bake the ground turkey over medium heat in a large saucepan and season with salt and pepper. Break the meat into small pieces with a wooden spoon.
Meanwhile, while the turkey is cooking, soften it by chopping the onion, garlic, pepper, tomato and cilantro. (I quickly did it in my mini helicopter)
Add tender to meat and continue cooking over low heat.
Add olives and about 2 tbsp of salt water (which adds to the great flavor) cumin, bay leaf and add salt if needed.
Add tomato sauce and 1/4 cup water and mix well.
Lower the heat and cover for 15 to 20 minutes for the flavors to blend.
Serve: first/ 2 cups, Calories: 238kcal, Carbohydrates: 7.5g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 11g, Saturated fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 100mg, Sodium: 354mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Street: 2.5g
Blue Smart Score: 5
Green Smart Score: 4
Purple Smart Score: 5
Score +: 6
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