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Turkey picadillo

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
25 min
40 min
This Latin American specialty gets its delicious flavor from sofrito, a mixture of sautéed onions, peppers, and garlic. Picadillo traditionally features beef but our version got a makeover with lean ground turkey. Enjoy it as a main dish with rice and beans, or spooned over a baked potato. Picadillo is also great used as a taco filling, a tostada topping, or in enchiladas. Double the recipe and freeze a batch for easy weeknight meals another time.


olive oil

1 Tbsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, finely chopped

uncooked bell pepper(s)

1 item(s), medium, red variety, finely chopped

uncooked bell pepper(s)

1 item(s), medium, green variety, finely chopped

raw Cubanelle pepper

1 medium, finely chopped

garlic clove(s)

4 medium clove(s), minced

uncooked 93% lean ground turkey

1 pound(s)

canned diced tomatoes

14½ oz

bay leaf

1 leaf/leaves

dried oregano

2 tsp

ground cumin

1 tsp

table salt

1 tsp

ground cinnamon

¼ tsp

ground cloves


pimiento stuffed olives

8 item(s), manzanilla variety, sliced


¼ cup(s), black

white vinegar

2 Tbsp


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick sauté pan over medium heat. When oil starts to shimmer, add onion and peppers; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, 4-5 minutes. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add turkey; cook, breaking up meat with the back of a spoon, until no longer pink, 5-6 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, bay leaf, oregano, cumin, salt, cinnamon and cloves; cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Add olives and raisins; cook, covered, until mixture thickens slightly and raisins are plump, 5-10 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf; stir in vinegar and serve.
  4. Serving size: 1 cup

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