Karina's New Mexican Stew with Ground Turkey + Green Chiles

It's chilly and rainy here today. 

You know what that means, here at Casa Allrich. Yep.

Dust off the slow cooker. 

Especially if you're looking for a simple but truly fabulous stew recipe to warm you up. This is one my all time faves. A New Mexican style stew with budget-friendly ground turkey spiked with roasted green chiles, lime, and cilantro. Butternut squash and potatoes round out the spicier flavors. Make it as mild or as spicy as your taste buds prefer. It's perfect comfort food for any time of year. 

Vegan? Skip the turkey and use your favorite beans. 

PS: Need more slow cooker inspiration? Check out the tasty gluten-free cookbook Make it Fast, Cook it Slow by fellow food blogger Stephanie O'Dea.

Stay cozy.

Karina's New Mexican Stew Recipe with Ground Turkey and Green Chiles

Karina's recipe posted January 2009.

I used ground turkey in my version, but free range grass fed beef or ground pork would also be tasty.
Turn on your slow cooker to high or low as you prefer.


1 lb. fresh ground turkey, beef, or pork (use 1 15-oz can white northern beans, drained and rinsed for a vegan version)
1 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder- hot or mild, to taste
1 1/2 cups peeled butternut squash, diced
2 large or white gold potatoes, peeled, diced
3 medium carrots, chopped
1 cup roasted chopped green chiles- mild or hot, to taste
1 quart chicken broth- or vegan vegetable broth
Sea salt and ground pepper, to taste

For serving:

Juice from 1 large juicy lime
2-3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro


First- brown the ground turkey in a skillet. Add the turkey to the slow cooker/Crock Pot and add the remaining ingredients- through sea salt and ground pepper. Stir to combine. Cover and cook- on high or low- according to manufacturer's instructions- for your time frame- until done.

About 20 minutes before serving, stir in the lime juice and cilantro. If you need a tad more liquid, add more broth. Heat through.

Serve with:

Serves 4.

Recipe Source: glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com

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