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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2007


Recipe Summary

30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

285 calories; protein 23.8g 48% DV; carbohydrates 18.9g 6% DV; dietary fiber 3.7g 15% DV; sugars 11.9g; fat 14g 22% DV; saturated fat 2.7g 14% DV; cholesterol 65mg 22% DV; vitamin a iu 891.7IU 18% DV; vitamin c 21.2mg 35% DV; folate 27.4mcg 7% DV; calcium 42.3mg 4% DV; iron 2.8mg 16% DV; magnesium 20.6mg 7% DV; potassium 665.6mg 19% DV; sodium 608mg 24% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV.

Reviews (22)

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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
Great health dinner! Recently made some changes to my diet in an effort to lose weight. Made this for dinner and it was great!ni highly recommend putting over brown rice. Will definitely try this in a tortilla. Perfect fall dinner! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Yum. I also grew up with this dish born and raised in California and always loved it spicy and tangy. Add some chopped de-veined jalapeno finish it with some cilantro and a squirt of lime juice. YUM! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Surprisingly Good:) I was very skeptical of this recipe especially with the apple but tried it and was pleasantly surprised. It was very tasty! I doubled the recipe (exceptions- for the oil left it as is no cloves since I didn't have cloves used Gala apples and added some red pepper flakes bc I love spicy food ). Pros: Easy to make Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I thought this was a surprisingly good recipe. We didnt have any olives and used honey crisp apples. We put it in wraps with swiss cheese and spinach and it was great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I hate to add another comment but I must. I took this to our family Christmas party (25 people) and everyone LOVED it. I made 3 double-batches and they scarfed it down! I also made a double-batch for my friend who had surgery and she's asking for the recipe (as is half my family!) Yum! Thanks for this fabulous recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Fast and easy recipe! I substituted the ground turkey for spicy turkey sausage. It added a bit more of a kick to the dish. I didn't have cloves on hand but honestly didn't miss it. The added scallions gave it a beautiful complete look! I served it on top of vegetable quinoa. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe came out delicious. I used 1lb of turkey instead of the 8oz and just doubled the ingredients that were listed here. I truly enjoyed this. The meat was tender and juicy. I served it brown rice. I will definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
i liked cooking this recipes i thought it would be bland but i added some sweetcorn and chilli powder spice to give it alittle kick and a tbsp of sour cream and it was lovely. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love this dish- I serve it in lettuce wraps. great flavor and simple Read More