Turkey Pozole


This turkey pozole is a great way to unload those holiday leftovers! An authentic Mexican dish usually prepared with pork, pozole is traditionally eaten at New Year's. Garnish with crisp tortilla chips, shredded green cabbage, and a squeeze of lime.

overhead view of Turkey Pozole with beans and green peppers, garnished with radish slices and cabbage, in a bowl with a spoon, next to lime wedges in a bowl
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 medium yellow onions, cubed

  • 2 medium fresh poblano chile peppers, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch strips

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin

  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano

  • 2 quarts turkey broth

  • 4 cups cubed cooked turkey

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans white hominy, drained

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers

  • 1 cup water, or as needed (Optional)

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and poblano chiles; cook and stir until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in chile powder, cumin, and oregano.

  2. Add turkey broth, turkey, cannellini beans, hominy, chile peppers, salt, and pepper. Add water just to cover, stir to combine, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors have blended, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

407 Calories
11g Fat
45g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 407
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 1101mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 44mg 222%
Calcium 165mg 13%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 1056mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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