Apple Turkey Picadillo

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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.

Apple Turkey Picadillo
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 8 ounces 99%-lean ground turkey

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 1 medium tart green apple, peeled and chopped

  • 1 cup chopped tomato

  • 3 tablespoons chopped green olives

  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/4 cup sliced scallion greens

Directions
  1. 2 servings, 1 1/4 cups each

  2. 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.

  3. 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 Facts

Servings
2
Per serving
Calories
249
Carbohydrates
18g
Fat
8g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
5g
Protein
30g
Cholesterol
45mg
Dietary Fiber
4g
Potassium
366mg
Sodium
488mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
1 fruit
4 very lean protein
1 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
1
Vitamin C (40% daily value)
Iron &amp
Vitamin A (20% dv).

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