Turkey Picadillo - As Seen on Global TV

November 22, 2019

Turkey Picadillo - As Seen on Global TV

Catch Angie on the Global Noon News today as she demonstrate how to prepare this Cuban-Inspired Picadillo Recipe.

Turkey Picadillo

Picadillo is a traditional dish in many Latin American countries and the Philippines that is similar to hash. Our take on this tasty dish includes ground turkey from our favourite local producers.


  • 2 tbsp. Well Seasoned Olive Oil* 
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 medium field tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ⅛ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 medium red bell pepper diced
  • ⅓ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup turkey stock
  • ¼ cup sliced pimento-stuffed olives
  • ¼ cup toasted slivered almonds
  • cracked black pepper
  • 1 small handful fresh cilantro chopped, for garnish (optional)
    • *Available from Well Seasoned


  1. In a 10-inch frying pan over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil and brown the turkey, breaking it up with a wooden spoon while it cooks. Add the garlic and onions and sauté until fragrant but not browned. Add the tomato paste, tomatoes, chili powder, salt, cinnamon, cumin, cloves, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine. Add the bell peppers and the raisins. Stir to combine.
  2. Add the stock and let all of the ingredients cook together, stirring occasionally, until the turkey is fully cooked and the bell peppers are tender, about 5 minutes. Turn down the heat to medium-low, stir in the olives and finally the almonds just to warm through, then taste for seasoning and adjust as required with salt and pepper.
  3. Remove from the heat and serve sprinkled with chopped cilantro, if using.

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook time:

35 Minutes

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