Turkey Picadillo II


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.

close up view of Turkey Picadillo in a pan with a wooden spatula
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 bay leaves

  • ½ cup white wine

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • cup chopped green olives

  • cup raisins

  • ½ cup canned black beans

  • 1 tablespoon olive brine

  • 1 tablespoon capers

  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
11g Fat
18g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 590mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 22mg 112%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 526mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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