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Turkey Posole

this spicy turkey posole is a perfect soup for leftover Thanksgiving turkey

After the holidays, when you’re tired of cooking and tired of turkey, switch things up with this spicy turkey posole. Get a delicious second meal out of leftover turkey or chicken in this easy stew recipe that is full of Mexican flavors.

Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 124
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 26mg
  • Sodium: 595mg
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 12g



  1. In a 5-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery; cook until onion is translucent, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, cook for 1 minute, then add tomato paste, chipotle in adobo sauce, and epazote or oregano; cook, stirring constantly, until evenly distributed.
  3. Add 1 cup water, 2 of cans chicken broth and 1 can hominy. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer.
  4. In a blender or food processor, add remaining 1 can of chicken broth and the remaining 1 can of hominy and process until smooth.
  5. Transfer hominy puree to the saucepan and cook for about 30 minutes.
  6. To the saucepan, add shredded turkey or chicken and cilantro; season with salt and pepper, if desired. Cook until heated through.
  7. To serve, divide among soup bowls, and garnish as desired.

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