Ingredients

  • 6 Pounds ground turkey
  • 3 Cups onions, diced medium
  • 11/2 Cups green peppers, seeded and diced medium
  • 12 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 11/2 Teaspoons ground cloves
  • 23/4 Quarts stewed tomatoes
  • 6 medium Granny Smith apples, cored and diced medium
  • 11/2 Cups California golden raisins
  • 3/4 Cup pimento stuffed olives, drained and thinly sliced
  • Cooked rice; to serve 24
  • 11/2 Cups toasted slivered almonds; for garnish

Procedure

In large skillet, over medium-high heat, sauté ground turkey, onions, green peppers and garlic until turkey is no longer pink. Cook until turkey and vegetables are lightly caramelized. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, cumin, cloves, tomatoes, apples, raisins and olives. Bring to boil; immediately reduce heat and cover. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes. Serve over cooked rice and top with toasted almonds.

Note: May also be served as filling for flour tortillas or as a stuffing for chili rellenos.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 440 (Calories from Fat 29%); Total Fat 15 ( Saturated Fat 3; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 90; Sodium 430; Potassium 798; Total Carbohydrate 53; Dietary Fiber 5; Sugars 13; Protein 26; Calcium 99; Iron 5;

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