List of Ingredients
  • 4 lbs. turkey, broken into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 3 cups potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 – 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 2 packets Sazón Completo
  • 1 1/2 cup white cooking wine
  • 1 cup bitter orange juice
  • 2 bay leaves

Fricassee” is a French term for chunks of meat cooked in a white sauce… and this classic Cuban dish is a fine example of the French influence in Caribbean cuisine. This dish is typical in both Cuba and Puerto Rico. There are as many variations as there are Fricasé de Pavo cooks, but this one comes to us from a Cuban abuela.


  1. Sauté onion, bell pepper, and garlic until the onion is translucent.


  1. Season the turkey with cumin and garlic powder.
  2. Place the turkey into the slow cooker or pressure cooker along with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. If using a slow cooker, cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 5 hours. If using a pressure cooker, cook on high pressure for 35 minutes.
  4. Serve over white or yellow rice.