Turkey Mango Picadillo

This meal is everything. It's comforting, hearty, flavorful, fresh, easy-to-make, it's just damn near perfect. Which is exactly why it's become a part of my regular dinner rotation. Seriously this spice combination? Bomb dot com. This version of the recipe uses ground turkey  although the original recipe called for ground pork. I've tried it both ways and you can't go wrong with either. Get the full recipe below. 

Please note, I always double this recipe. It makes a lot but it's also the perfect meal for leftovers. 

Turkey Mango Picadillo 
Adapted by Simply Recipes
Serves: 4

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 lb ground turkey
1/3 cup thinly chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
2 cups of chunky salsa (I recommend Newman's Black Bean and Corn Salsa)
1 mango, peeled, pitted, cubed
2 Tbsp toasted almonds, chopped
2 Tbsp cilantro leaves
Hot cooked white rice

  1. Add olive oil to a large skillet and bring to medium high heat. Add small chunks of ground turkey to the pan, not stirring, so that the meat has a chance to brown. Once one side is nicely browned, use a spatula to flip the pieces to the other side, again stirring as little as possible. Once you have some nice browning, you can stir and cook the turkey to cook through and no longer pink. 
  2. Lower the heat to medium. Stir in the onions, garlic, cinamon, coriander, cumin, oregano, and thyme. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes more. Gently stir in salsa and mango pieces.
  3. Lower the heat to low. Cover and heat through, about 2 minutes. Spoon into serving dish on top of hot rice. Sprinkle with chopped almonds and cilantro.


  1. This looks so yummy! Can't wait to try!!


  2. I'm excited to try new recipes in my slow cooker this Fall. I love how the sweet potatoes collapse a bit into the stew in this recipe. I'm bookmarking.
    Regards: Eve Hunt

  3. YUMMY!!!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe! I’ve heard about your blog a couple of times and will now spend my afternoon reading .
    Joseph Donahue

  4. Breakfast for dinner is always fun with the kids and we do pizza a lot too. They are getting to be the age that I can allow them to use the cook top, it makes cooking/baking fun!
    Kelly Hubbard


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