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Turkey Picadillo Pita Pockets

Makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 22 min.
Total Time: 27 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 - Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 - pound ground turkey
  • -1/2 - teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 - medium-size onions (halved and sliced thin - 3 cups)
  • 1 - medium-sized green bell pepper (chopped fine - 1 cup)
  • 1 - teaspoon fresh garlic (minced)
  • 3/4 - cup water
  • 1/4 - cup tomato paste
  • 1/3 - cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 - cup small green olives-pimiento filled
  • 1/2 - teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 - teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 - pita pockets (6-inch) plain or whole wheat

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over high heat, heat 1/2-Tablespoon of oil.  Add the turkey and cumin.  Cook for 5 minutes or (Break up meat while cooking) until no longer pink.  Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl.  Add the remaining 1/2-Tablespoon of oil and the onions to he skillet.  Cook for 4 minutes (stirring often) or until the onions are softened.

  2. Add the bell pepper and garlic.  Cook for 3 minutes (stirring often) or until crisp.  Return the turkey to the skillet.  Add the water, tomato paste, raisins, olives, salt, and pepper.  (Stir until boiling.)

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 8 minutes or until slightly thickened.  Cut your pitas in half.  Spoon about 1/2 cup of the turkey picadillo mixture into each half.  Serve and enjoy.

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