Turkey Posole

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 12 min
  • Cook: 23 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 2 turns of the pan

2 medium onions, chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped

2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped

1 tablespoon ground cumin, a palm full

2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves, eyeball it, 5 to 6 sprigs

Coarse salt and pepper

1 cup beer

16 tomatillos, peeled and coarsely chopped or coarsely processed in food processor

1 (15-ounce) can hominy (looks like jumbo corn and found on specialty food or canned vegetable aisle)

1 quart chicken stock (also stir in any leftover gravy)

1 1/2 to 2 pounds light and dark cooked turkey meat, chopped*

1 lime, juiced

Finely chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish

Corn chips of choice, to top soup or dip


  1. Heat a medium soup pot or large deep skillet over medium high heat. Add vegetable oil, 2 turns of the pan, then add the onions, garlic, jalapenos, cumin, thyme, and salt and pepper, to taste. Cook 5 to 6 minutes to soften onions then add beer and cook it off, 1 minute. Stir in tomatillos and cook 5 minute more then stir in the hominy, chicken stock, any leftover gravy (up to 2 cups) and the turkey. Heat through, adjust salt and pepper and simmer the posole 10 to 15 minutes over low heat. Stir in lime juice and remove from heat. Garnish soup with cilantro and serve with corn chips to top or dip.
  2. *You may use thick cut deli turkey breast or cut up a rotisserie turkey breast in any flavor, widely available at larger markets who offer rotisserie chickens.