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I've been making this dish ever since I saw a "how to use your leftovers from Thanksgiving" show on TV. It's such a great Mexican soup.
(a Mexican Soup}
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 can fire roasted tomatoes
1 quart chicken stock (also stir in any leftover turkey 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
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, tomatoes, chicken stock, and 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.
*You may use thick cut deli turkey breast (chicken works great too!) or cut up a rotisserie turkey breast in any flavor, widely available at larger markets who offer rotisserie chickens. I have made this using chickpeas in place of hominy as well as sometimes adding in a can of beans such as kidney or great northern, both great!
Recipe Adapted from:Rachel Ray
Photo/s by: Diane Baker for Canning and Cooking at Home
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