Nutrients per serving
- (1 cup/250 mL)
- Protein: 15.0 grams
- Fat: 9.0 grams
- Carbohydrate: 24.0 grams
- Calories: 237
Turkey-Corn Picadillo Casserole
This colourful dish is adapted from an Ernest Hemingway favourite. Cook extra Ontario Sweet Corn; then, with the leftovers and some ground turkey or chicken, tomatoes and other vegetables, make these delicious casseroles. Freeze them in individual servings to microwave on busy days. Perfect for large crowds over a weekend served with a green salad and warm corn tortillas.
Cooking Time: About 40 minutes
Servings: Eighteen 1 cup (250 mL) Serving
- 8 cobs Ontario Sweet Corn, cooked
- 2 lb (1 kg) lean ground turkey or chicken
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 2 sweet green peppers, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp (25 mL) each of chili powder and Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) dried basil
- 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) each of cinnamon and salt
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper
- 6 large Ontario Field Tomatoes, peeled & cut up
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) red wine or tomato juice
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) raisins
- 4 cups (1 L) rotini or fusilli
- 1 pkg (250 g) pasteurized cheese product, cut into small cubes
With sharp knife, cut corn kernels from cobs to measure 4 cups (1 L); reserve.
In large nonstick skillet, cook ground turkey over medium heat until crumbly, about 10 minutes; drain and reserve.
Add onions, green pepper and garlic to skillet; cook over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until vegetables are softened. Add chili powder, Worcestershire, basil, cinnamon, salt and pepper; cook 1 minute. Stir in turkey, tomatoes, wine and raisins; cover and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes or until saucelike consistency.
In large saucepan, cook pasta in boiling water according to manufacturer's directions or until tender; drain and combine with turkey mixture and reserved corn. Stir in cheese.
Turn into individual serving containers or several larger serving-size casseroles. Freeze for longer storage or refrigerate. To reheat: thaw; microwave on High 4 to 5 minutes or heat in 350EF (180EC) oven 40 to 45 minutes until heated through.
NOTE: Microwave recipes tested in a 700-watt microwave oven. Power level terminology in microwave ovens varies; check your owner's manual and use whichever word or number gives you the same percentages as in the recipe (High is always 100%). If your oven differs, cooking times may vary.