Shortcut Turkey Picadillo

In Meals on February 24, 2012 at 3:14 am

This is modified from a recipe I found in a Weight Watchers cook book. The store didn’t happen to have ground chicken, so we substituted ground turkey instead.


You Need:

1 cup quick cooking brown rice (we used 1 pouch boil-in bag rice)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 pound ground turkey

1 onion, chopped

1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced (we use the “Rachael Ray method” and use a cheese grater to mince the garlic)

1 teaspoon ground cumin

16 oz jar fat-free mild chunky salsa (we did not have salsa on hand, so I substituted 1 can diced tomatoes)


1. Prepare the rice according to package directions

2. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium heat. Add turkey and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned and cooked through.

3. Add the vegetables and cumin, cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft. Stir in the salsa and salt. Cook until heated through and slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve over rice.


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