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Easy Turkey Embutido Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 10
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 3 lbs. ground turkey
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 large carrots finely minced
  • 1 large onion finely minced minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups regular or Italian bread crumbs
  • 8 to 10 cups water.


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, onion, carrots, raisins, sweet pickle relish, olive oil, tomato sauce, and eggs. Mix well using a spatula or a stand mixer.
  • Add the cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and bread crumbs. continue to mix until all the ingredients are evenly dispersed.
  • Cut the aluminum foil into 12" x 12" individual pieces. This recipe can use between 5 to 7 pieces of aluminum foil.
  • Scoop around 1 1/2 to 2 cups of mixture into one end of the aluminum foil and mold the mixture to shape like a long cylinder. Secure the mixture by folding-in the opposite the sides of the aluminum foil and roll foil to the opposite side. Do this step until you finish wrapping all the mixture.
  • Meanwhile, boil the water in a steamer.Once the water starts to boil, arrange the wrapped turkey embutido in the steamer. cover and steam for 40 to 50 minutes.
  • Remove the steamed embutido from the steamer and let the it cool down. Once the embutido reaches room temperature, you can do either the following: refrigerate for at least 3 hours and serve cold; or slice and pan fry for a few minutes.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 10g