Sunday Slow Cooker: Turkey Picadillo

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Picadillo is one of my all time favorite twists on meat and potatoes. It’s a dish that hails from many countries Spain, Mexico, Cuba, and the Phillipines to name a few and every country has its own take. My personal favorite is the spicy Mexican version normally made with ground beef, spicy tomato sauce, and potatoes. Today we are mixing things up a bit and substituting in lean ground turkey for the beef and cooking it in the slow cooker instead of simmering it on the stove for hours. Normally it is served with tortillas but it works great over rice, served in sandwich rolls, or stuffed into peppers with rice. For a lower carb/Paleo version, consider substituting in parsnips, turnips, squash, or cauliflower for the potatoes. This also freezes great so consider making a double batch and saving some for later.
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Sunday Slow Cooker: Turkey Picadillo

Sunday Slow Cooker: Turkey Picadillo

COOK TIME: 4 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 4 Hours, 10 Min
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  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1.5 lbs 99% lean ground turkey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 jalapenos, whole
  • 1 lb. potatoes, peeled and diced small
  • 18 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp. chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Black pepper

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Brown the turkey and onion in a skillet until no longer pink. In the last 1 minute of cooking, add the garlic.


Meanwhile, blend together the tomato sauce and chipotles, adding the peppers one at a time until it reaches your desired spice level.


Add the turkey, remaining ingredients, and tomato sauce to the slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1/6 recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 228
Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 62mg
Sodium 946mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 7g
Protein 30g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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Megan Eaton
November 7, 2016 - 04:47
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Another winner! I loved the flavors and used the turkey as a filling in tacos. Mine did not get quite the gravy-like look in the photo, so I'll have to work on this one. Definitely worth repeating!
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