What's for Iftar- Busy Evening Burrito

OK So Ramadan has started, the first day of fasting has been completed! What happens when you keep yourselves so busy (in an effort to not keep thinking about being oh so hungry, lol) that your realize you haven’t started preparing Iftar and all you have is a half hour…. GASP… Do you panic?? NO you remember you have ground turkey and ground turkey canmake simple, quick, and healthy meals!!

Busy Evening Burrito

Picadillo – Minced Meat

  • ½ lb ground turkey; well seasoned
  • 2 garlic cloves; minced
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp rosemary
  • 1 medium onion; fine mince
  • 1 carrots; shredded
  • ½ Bell pepper (any color), chopped small
  • ½ tsp CHIEF curry powder
  • 1 packet Sazon (optional)
  • ¼ C stuffed pimento Olives**, chopped small
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 pad, Golden Ray Butter (aka Trinidad Butter)*


Sliced Cucumbers

Sliced Tomato

Sliced Zabuca (Avodaco)

Rice, any left over rice (“Arroz con Maiz” goes well, see past post for recipe)

2-4 large Whole Wheat wraps

*Can be substituted with Butter

**Optional, don’t need to use them if not already on hand.

  1. In medium/large skillet, coat the bottom with the generous layer of Olive Oil. Add in the butter, garlic, red pepper flakes, thyme, rosemary, curry powder and Sazon.
  2. Turn on heat to medium high. When the garlic starts to dance (sizzle around the edges) add in the onion, bell peppers and carrots. Salt the vegetables.
  3. Cook the vegetable mixture until the onions become soft and translucent.
  4. Add the ground turkey in the center of the pot, cook the turkey until all the liquid is dried out of the skillet. (as the turkey cooks mince with your utensil so the meat is finely minced)
  5. Set aside. (This recipe makes more than enough meat for 2-4 wraps. If you have left over meat, it can be used in various recipes, save the remaining meat in refrigerator.)
  6. Layer the whole wheat wrap with Picadillo then the rice, follow with the toppings.
  7. Cut in half, Serve with steamed vegetables.

How do you make sure you always have a quick meal option??

Happy Eating.. Ramadan Mubarak!!


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