Turkey Stew with Ancho Peppers - In a bowl, ready to serve

Turkey Stew with Ancho Peppers - Recipe

A hearty turkey stew recipe that is perfect for your turkey leftovers, with ancho chili peppers, jalapeno peppers and plenty of vegetables. Nice and hearty.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword anchos, recipe, spicy, stew, turkey
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 336 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 carrot peeled and diced
  • 3 yellow potatoes diced
  • 2 small yellow onions diced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 ancho chili peppers
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces cooked turkey shredded or chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped cilantro for topping


  1. Heat a large pan to medium-high heat and dry roast the ancho peppers about 30-60 seconds per side. They will become slightly puffy and fragrant.
  2. Set the ancho peppers into an oven proof bowl and pour boiling water over them. Use just enough to cover the peppers. Cover and allow to sit 15-30 minutes, depending on the thickness of your peppers. Keep about a cup of the water, as it is great to use and has a lot of nutrients now.
  3. Scoop out the ancho innards and discard. Puree the ancho peppers with a couple tablespoons of the reserved water in a food processor to form a quick paste. Set aside until ready to use.
  4. Heat a large pot to medium heat. Add olive oil and heat.
  5. Add carrot, potatoes and onions. Stir and cook about 5 minutes.
  6. Add jalapeno peppers and cook an additional 5 minutes to soften everything.
  7. Add garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring often.
  8. Add turkey, cumin and chili powder and stir. Cook about 1 minute.
  9. Add ancho chili paste, the remainder of the reserved water, and chicken broth. Add salt and pepper to taste and bring to a low boil.
  10. Reduce heat and simmer about 15 - 20 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.
  11. Serve into bowls and top with chopped cilantro. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Stew with Ancho Peppers - Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 567mg 24%
Potassium 1427mg 41%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 10g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 157.5%
Vitamin C 55.9%
Calcium 10.7%
Iron 45.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.