Shot of a skillet filled with a mixture of ground turkey, peppers, onions and tomatoes. Skillet is resting on a colorful African-inspired cloth. There is a wooden spoon placed inside the skillet.

Picadillo

Shot of a skillet filled with a mixture of ground turkey, peppers, onions and tomatoes. Skillet is resting on a colorful African-inspired cloth. There is a wooden spoon placed inside the skillet.

Picadillo

Picadillo is a flavorful popular dish in Latin American and Filipino cuisine with origins in Spain. Try serving as a main dish with rice or a filling for tacos or stuffed peppers.
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Cuban, Spanish
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cumin
  • One (14.5-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup yellow squash, chopped
  • 1 cup zucchini, chopped
  • One 15-ounce can whole kernel corn, drained (optional)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons tomato chicken bouillon

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and green pepper and sauté until tender.
  • Stir in cumin and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add ground turkey and brown until no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Stir in tomato sauce, yellow squash, zucchini, bouillon, water, and corn, if using. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove skillet from heat and stir in cilantro. Serve.

Notes

Change it Up
  • To lower sodium, use 1 tablespoon of low-sodium chicken bouillon and 1 tablespoon tomato paste.
Recipe submitted by Surrena Gurrola for Savor the Flavor of Flint, a community-based partnership with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to promote delicious, healthy eating and highlight recipes from local chefs and home cooks in the city of Flint.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cupCalories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 23gFat: 16gSodium: 1120mgFiber: 3g
Keyword Canned, Comfort Food, Dinner, Game Day, One Pot Meals
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