Apple Turkey Picadillo

This twist on the Latin American staple is made healthier with lean ground turkey and crisp apples. It doubles well. Try tucking it into whole-wheat tortillas or serve over instant brown rice for a quick and healthy supper.

Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough

Used by permission. (c) Eating Well, Inc.

Apple Turkey Picadillo

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    2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/3 cup finely chopped red onion 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
    1 clove garlic, minced 1 medium tart green apple, peeled and chopped
    8 ounces 99%-lean ground turkey 1 cup chopped tomato
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 3 tablespoons chopped green olives
    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup sliced scallion greens
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


    Prep: 30 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook until soft, stirring often, about 2 minutes. Add turkey; cook, stirring and breaking up, until lightly browned, 4 to 6 minutes.

    • 2

      Stir in cumin, oregano, salt, pepper and cloves; cook for 30 seconds. Stir in vinegar, scraping up any browned bits. Stir in apple, tomato, olives and Worcestershire sauce. Reduce heat and gently simmer, stirring often, until any liquid in the pan has reduced to a syrupy glaze, about 8 minutes. Stir in scallion greens and serve.

    nutritional information

    4 g
    8 g
    Saturated Fat:
    1 g
    18 g
    30 g
    488 mg
    Monounsaturated Fat:
    5 g
    1 fruit, 4 very lean protein, 1 fat
    45 g
    Carbohydrate Servings:
    366 mg
    Nutrition Bonus:
    Vitamin C (40% daily value), Iron & Vitamin A (20% dv).
    Added Sugars:
    0 g
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