Turkey Picadillo

About recipe

Turkey Picadillo is a flavorful Cuban dish made with ground turkey, sofrito, tomato sauce, dry cooking wine, spices, and Spanish olives. Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s the perfect weeknight meal!

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced jarred red pimientos
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb ground turkey (make sure it’s dark meat)
  • 1/3 cup vino seco (dry cooking wine)
  • 6 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste (start with 1/4 teaspoon then
  • adjust from there)


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and green peppers and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  2. Next, add the ground turkey and cook, breaking the meat apart, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat down to medium-low.
  3. Stir in cooking wine, tomato sauce, cumin, oregano, and, salt + pepper to taste. Simmer for 10 – 12 minutes. Stir in olives. Serve with white rice. Enjoy!
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