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Apple Turkey Picadillo

September/October 2007

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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! "
Apple Turkey Picadillo Recipe

Makes: 2 servings, 1 1/4 cups each

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Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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.
  2. 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

Per serving: 246 calories; 8 g fat (1 g sat, 5 g mono); 45 mg cholesterol; 17 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 30 g protein; 4 g fiber; 488 mg sodium; 360 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (40% daily value), Iron & Vitamin A (20% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 4 very lean protein, 1 fat


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2
Main Ingredient
Turkey
Preparation/ Technique
Saute
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Dinner

Season
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Ease of Preparation
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Total Time
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