Monday, November 18, 2013

Leftover Turkey Posole

This Mexican inspired stew is easy to prepare and is a perfect use for leftover Thanksgiving turkey.  The spicy flavor of the chile pepper, garlic, and chili powder combines well with the mild chicken broth, hominy, turkey and other ingredients to create a tasty indulgence for the post-Thanksgiving feast.
Leftover Turkey Posole- a Mexican inspired stew
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 canned chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce
¾ cup finely chopped onion
¾ cup finely chopped celery
¾ cup finely chopped carrot
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 cups leftover cooked turkey, shredded (light and dark meat)
3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
½ cup tomato puree
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 - 15.5-ounce can white hominy, drained 


Turkey Posole - raw ingredients
Heat the olive oil in a large heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. 

Finely chop a single chile pepper. If you really love spicy foods, you can add a second chopped chile pepper to the Posole.
Chile pepper, onion, celery, carrot, garlic, and chili powder in the process of being sauteed.
Add chile pepper(s) and onion, celery, carrot, garlic, and chili powder, and sauté 5 minutes or until tender.
Turkey Posole

Add the remaining ingredients, and bring to a simmer.  Cover and cook for 45 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally. Pour stew to prepared bowls and garnish with shredded cabbage, thinly sliced radishes, sour cream and cilantro.   

Leftover turkey Posole - a Mexican inspired stew
Inspired by the cookbook titled Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2004.


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