Turkey Picadillo Sandwiches

Turkey Picadillo Sandwiches
Turkey Picadillo Sandwiches

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 3

    tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

  • 1

    medium onion, diced

  • 8

    cloves garlic, chopped

  • 3

    bay leaves

  • 1

    tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1

    teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/2

    teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 1/4

    pounds ground turkey

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1

    6-ounce can tomato paste

  • 1/3

    cup golden raisins

  • 1/2

    cup chopped pimiento stuffed olives

  • 2

    tablespoon olive juice

  • 4

    soft sesame buns or portuguese rolls, split

  • Sliced avocado for garnish (optional)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion and garlic. Cook until slightly soft, about 2 minutes. Add the bay leaves, cumin, chili powder and allspice; toast 1-2 minutes. Add the turkey, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Cook about 5 minutes, breaking up the meat. 2. Add the tomato paste and stir until brick red, 3-4 minutes. Add 2 cups water, the raisins, olives and olive juice. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook over medium high heat until thickened, about 15 minutes. Uncover and cook, stirring for 3 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper 3. Drizzle the cut sides of the rolls with olive oil, place on a baking sheet and warm in the oven, about 5 minutes. Fill the rolls with the turkey mixture. Garnish with avocado if desired.

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