Ground Turkey Filling
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Cuisine: Latin American
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 3 large garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 olives
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt (more if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  1. In a large non-stick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the ground turkey, salt and cumin and cook until turkey is completely cooked.
  3. Drain the grease from the turkey and set aside.
  4. In the same pan heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  5. Add the garlic, bell peppers, and onions. Cook until softened 8-10 minutes.
  6. Add the olives and raisins to the vegetables and cook for a couple more minutes.
  7. Add the turkey, water and tomato sauce.
  8. Taste the turkey and add more salt if necessary.
  9. Let the turkey absorb the flavors for 10 minutes or until most of the liquid has drained. The turkey has to be moist and not dry. If the turkey is too wet the empanada will be soggy.
  10. Once the turkey filling cools you are ready to prepare the empanadas.
Recipe by Belmondo Foods at