Following our trials and tribulations as we attempt to remove all grains, many starchy vegetables and most sugars from our diet while maintaining our love of good food! We strive to make all of our recipes GAPS and/or SCD compliant. Note: We didn't know about "Grain-Free Gourmet" when we chose our name. We are not affiliated with those good folks.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Turkey Green Chile Stew

I was looking for a creative way to use leftover turkey and came up with this.  It was a pleasant change from chicken soup.  The flavor of the soup would be greatly enhanced by fire roasting some or all of the chiles ahead of time.  I didn't have time and it still came out very nicely.


1 onion, chopped
2 T butter or other fat for cooking
2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
2 cups various green peppers, chopped (I used a blend of poblano, anaheim and green bell pepper)
1 quart meat stock (ideally turkey, but I used chicken and it was fine)
1-2 cups of chopped cooked turkey (however much you have on hand)
handful of chopped cilantro
salt to taste
dash of lime juice
optional- chile powder or chipotle powder, fresh jalepenos


Fry the onion in the butter or fat.  Add the spices and garlic and let cook a few minutes, than add the peppers.  Once they have cooked down a little, after about 5 minutes, add the stock.  Simmer for another 10 minutes or so until the flavors have blended more and the veggies are soft.  Add the turkey and cilantro and cook another few minutes to allow the meat to warm through.  Remove from heat, add the lime juice, and taste and adjust the seasonings.  This is delicious with sour cream, if you can have it.

For intro, just simmer the vegetables and meat in the stock.

1 comment:

  1. I love green chilies! This looks like a great cold weather dish.



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