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Minced Turkey, Beans & Pumpkin Stew

Minced Turkey, Beans & Pumpkin Stew
Minced Turkey, Beans & Pumpkin Stew

This hearty dish combines the savory flavors of minced turkey, creamy pinto beans, and tender pumpkin, creating a delightful medley of tastes and textures. Served over a bed of fluffy white rice and accompanied by ripe, fried plantains, and a garden salad, this recipe is sure to bring comfort and satisfaction to your dining table.

This recipe yields 4 portions.


500g minced turkey

400g canned pinto beans (rinsed and drained)

300g pumpkin (peeled and diced)

1 onion (chopped)

2 cloves of garlic (minced)

1 carrot (chopped)

2 celery sprigs (chopped)

2 tablespoons olive oil

400g canned diced tomatoes

500ml chicken broth

1 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh cilantro or parsley (for garnish)


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, carrots, celery and minced garlic, cooking until they become fragrant and translucent.

  2. Add the minced turkey to the pot and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks.

  3. Stir in the diced pumpkin, pinto beans, canned diced tomatoes, chicken broth, cumin powder, and paprika. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Increase the heat to bring the stew to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let it simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender.

  5. While the stew is simmering, prepare the white rice, plantains and salad.


  1. You can substitute minced chicken or beef for turkey if desired.

  2. If pinto beans are not available, kidney beans or black beans can be used instead.

  3. Butternut squash or sweet potatoes can be used as a substitute for pumpkin.

  4. Feel free to add your favorite spices or herbs to enhance the flavor of the stew.



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