Cuban Picadillo

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 white onion (yellow, finely chopped about 1 cup)
  • 1 red bell pepper (cored and seeded finely chopped about 34 cup)
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 cloves clove garlic (finely chopped about 4 teaspoons)
  • 2 tsps ground cumin
  • 2 tsps dried oregano
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper                             
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 11/2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 cup canned tomatoes (diced)
  • 2 tbsps worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 8 oz of red potatoes peeled and cubed

 

Directions:

1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add tomato paste, garlic, cumin, oregano, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and bay leaves and cook until fragrant and tomato paste darkens in color, about 2 minutes. Add wine and cook until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 5 minutes.

2. Add meat and cook, stirring and breaking up chunks, until no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, raisins, and potatoes. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until potatoes are tender, about 12 minutes.

3. Remove cover and season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove and discard bay leaves. Serve with yellow rice and black beans.

Ground Turkey Nachos

  • Ground Turkey Nachos
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  • 6 -8 servings
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 (14 ounce) can black beans (rinsed)
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) package whole grain tortilla chips
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 ripe tomato, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • My dry fajita seasoning-
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne chipotle powder
  • 1 tablespoon of corn starch
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together- is equivalent to one pre made packet 
  • Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, begin to brown the ground turkey.
  • Stir in garlic, pepper, 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, and 1 tablespoon chives. Stir in 1 tablespoon hot sauce.
  • When the turkey is browned, stir in fajita seasoning mix.
  • Pour the beans into a microwave safe bowl, and heat in the microwave until softened.
  • Stir in 1 tablespoon chives and 1 tablespoon hot sauce.
  • Spread the whole grain tortilla chips across the bottom of a baking sheet. Spoon the beans mixture over the chips.
  • Then spread the turkey mixture across the top.
  • Sprinkle cheese and remaining 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes over the top.
  • Top with Diced tomatoes and fresh jalapeño slices
  • Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 12-15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total time: 27 minutes See More