Apple Turkey Picadillo


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.

Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 servings, 1 1/4 cups each


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • cup finely chopped red onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 8 ounces 99%-lean ground turkey

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 1 medium tart green apple, peeled and chopped

  • 1 cup chopped tomato

  • 3 tablespoons chopped green olives

  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ¼ cup sliced scallion greens


  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 Facts (per serving)

285 Calories
14g Fat
19g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1 1/4 cups
Calories 285
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 24g 48%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Vitamin A 892IU 18%
Vitamin C 21mg 24%
Folate 27mcg 7%
Sodium 608mg 26%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 21mg 5%
Potassium 666mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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