Turkey Picadillo Soft Tacos

One of the best Turkey Picadillo Soft Taco filling you will ever have! So much flavor that you will want to eat more tacos than you should!

turkey picadillo soft tacos

Tacos make a regular appearance in my house. Egg Tacos for Breakfast. Chicken Street Tacos for lunch or Carnitas Tacos for dinner. Maybe it’s living in Southern California that has that effect on us but we could eat tacos every day if we could. But these Turkey Picadillo Soft Tacos are Da Bomb!

ingredients for picadillo in skillet

I’ve had dozen of different kinds of tacos over the years. Whether it’s chicken, pork, beef or turkey, been there done that. But these Turkey Picadillo Soft Tacos are probably one of the most unique tacos I’ve ever eaten.

Don’t you hate it when raisins get stuck together in a big clump? To unstick the raisins, wet your hands with a little water then work the raisins apart.

Potatoes, apples, raisins, green chilies, cinnamon, yeah, this is one unique taco filling. It’s very similar to but different than Ofelia’s Cuban Picadillo.

While they share the same name and are both equally delicious, they are very different. I suggest you try both recipes and let me know what you think.

turkey picadillo soft tacos

For another great Mexican dish, try my Turkey Tomatillo and Bean Burrito. You won’t regret it! Taco lovers need to try my Slow Cooker Chicken Lime Taco recipes.

For added flavor, you might want to make a batch of my Pickled Veggie Taco Toppings to go along with these awesome tacos.

turkey picadillo soft tacos

For planning purposes, you should plan for two tacos per person. Each taco will have approximately 2 ounces of meat plus toppings. For reference, one pound of ground beef will yield about 14 ounces once cooked.

If you are a Taco lover like I am, you need to check out our Top 5 Taco Recipes.

turkey picadillo soft tacos

In addition to making tacos with this delicious Turkey Picadillo, you can also use it as a filling for Stuffed Bell Peppers, or serve it on a bed of white or brown rice.

You can also use it to make Burrito Bowls, Quesadillas or even some Empanadas. The possibilities are endless!

turkey picadillo soft tacos

You will need the following ingredients to make this Turkey Picadillo Soft Tacos recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Ground Turkey, Yellow Onion, Chili Powder, Ground Cumin, Apple, Green Chilies, Potatoes, Mexican Style Stewed Tomatoes, Beef Broth, Apple Cider Vinegar, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Cloves, Raisins, Salt and Ground Black Pepper.

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground turkey and cook until browned.
  2. Add the onion, chili powder, and cumin and mix in well, breaking up clumps of meat with a fork. Stir in the apple, green chilies, potato, tomatoes, and beef broth. Simmer covered 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients and cook uncovered for about 10 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  4. Put a generous spoonful of Picadillo in a softened warm tortilla, fold and optionally garnish with Pico de Gallo and Queso Fresco.

Printable Recipe Card

turkey picadillo soft tacos

Turkey Picadillo Soft Tacos

One of the best turkey taco filling you will ever have! So much flavor that you will want to eat more tacos than you should!
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 20 Tacos
Calories 58 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 Cup Yellow Onion, diced
  • 2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • ½ Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 Small Apple, diced
  • 4 ½ oz Green Chilies, diced
  • 2 Cups Russet Potatoes, diced
  • 14 ½ oz Mexican Style Stewed Tomatoes, chopped & drained
  • ½ Cup Beef Broth
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ½ Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ Tsp Garlic Clove
  • ¼ Cup Raisins
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • Tsp Ground Black Pepper
Toppings (optional)
  • Queso Fresco, or your favorite cheese
  • Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • Sour Cream
  • Mexican Crema

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground turkey and cook until browned.
  • Add the onion, chili powder, and cumin and mix in well, breaking up clumps of meat with a fork. Stir in the apple, green chilies, potato, tomatoes, and beef broth. Simmer covered 15 minutes.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients and cook uncovered for about 10 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Put a generous spoonful of Picadillo in a softened warm tortilla, fold and optionally garnish with Pico de Gallo and Queso Fresco.

Nutrition

Calories: 58kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 6gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 224mgPotassium: 239mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 125IUVitamin C: 5.8mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1.3mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Selma says:

    This Turkey Picadillo Soft Tacos is one of the best taco fillings I have ever made. They have so much flavour that you will want to eat more. It is even great on day two, if you have any left.

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