Pica...what?! I know, I know. Trust me - I know it's a tad weird. And the first time I came accoss this recipe I had no idea what it was either. But I tried it anyways. And I haven't looked back. It's one of my FAVORITE recipes...like EVER. I'd eat this twice a week...no joke. But if you don't like green olives...you can stop reading now. But for the hubs and I...the more olives the better. So if you're still with me...read on for this delicious Cuban recipe that is quick, easy, healthy, and oh so delicious!
PICADILLO (adapted from recipe from Skinnytaste.com)
1 lb ground turkey (or beef)
1 medium sized onion - diced
1 red bell pepper - diced
1 tbsp (or to your liking) minced garlic
a couple dashes or so of dried cilantro (clearly I never measure anything!)
8 oz can tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 jar of pre-sliced green olives with the pimentos (don't drain all the way- you need about 1/8 to 1/4 cup of the liquid to give it even more of that olive taste we LOVE!!)
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp garlic salt with parsley
1 bay leaf
salt and fresh pepper, to taste (I like things salty but I rarely add much extra salt - between the olives and garlic salt it's usually plenty salty - even for me!)
In a pan, over medium-high heat, brown ground turkey. Drain. Add to your your slow cooker. Add all other ingredients. Stir to mix well. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Discard bay leaf. Serve over brown rice or mashed cauliflower. EAT UP!
That's it. Seriously. Super simple. And so freakin' delicious!
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!