PICADILLO (GROUND TURKEY)

 

  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes
  • Servings: 8 to 12
  • Preparation Time: 1 hr minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 7 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped green and red bell pepper
  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey (you can switch out with ground beef)
  • 1 (5 ounce) jar green olives, pitted and halved
  • Serves 8 to 12 people
  • 5 ounces capers, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 4 cups canned tomatoes, half-drained1/2 cup of raisins
  • 2 lbs. of potatoes
  • Serving price per individual is $3.48

Directions

  • Put potatoes in aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes. (Going to slice them and throw them in the picadillo towards end about 10 minutes before done cooking.)
  • In a pot, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Saute garlic, onion and green and red pepper until onions are transparent. Transfer onion mixture to a bowl and set aside. In the same pot, brown the ground beef.
  • In a separate saucepan, combine the olives, capers, vinegar, salt, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, raisins and bay leaves (option is to add hot sauce). Let simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  • Place the olive mixture and the onion mixture into the pot with the ground beef. Add the half drained tomatoes and cook for 1 hour over medium heat; stirring occasionally. 20 to 10 minutes before it's done cooking add the potatoes and stir.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Picadillo is a meat entree originating from Cuba. My mom use to make this all the time while we were growing up. Since then I've added a few other extras to make this a hearty meal.

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