Turkey Picadillo

I got this recipe from Angela Davis aka The Kitchenista. Self-Thought cook with some amazing recipe! She also has an amazing Mac & Cheese recipe that I made and is A-1! Check her IG out @thekitchenista when you get a chance! Today I made her Beef Picadillo with ground turkey. Picadillo is a traditional dish in many Latin American countries and the Philippines that is almost like a hash. It is made with ground meat, tomatoes (tomato sauce may be used as a substitute), raisins, olives, and other ingredients that vary by region. It is often served with rice or used as a filling in dishes such as tacos, savoury pastries or croquettes. The name comes from the Spanish word picar, which means “to mince”.

Ingredients: 1 lb ground turkeyOlive oil, as needed 1 onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced Kosher salt, as needed Black pepper, as needed 6 garlic cloves, grated 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, or more to taste 2 tsp smoked paprika 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon 3/4 cup dry white wine 8 oz tomato sauce 2 cups chicken or beef stock 2 bay leaves 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/2 cup green olives w/ pimentos 1 tbsp capers with brine 1 lb potatoes, diced into 1/2″ cubes* 1 tsp Mexican oregano
The Link for the full recipe and directions is below.


OJ’s Notes:1. I substituted turkey for beef. Also the I used tomato sauce per the recipes directions and it was more then enough liquid there, and did not have to use the full 2 cups of broth. 2. The directions say this, but be careful with the salt. Once you add the capers and olives that’s a lot of salt right there. So you don’t need to go crazy.

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