Cherry Chipotle Harvest Stew

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Cherry Chipotle Harvest Stew

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 - 6 servings

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups; 12 oz

Cherry Chipotle Harvest Stew

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoons olive or canola oil
  • 1 sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 8 ounces turkey tenderloin, diced
  • 4 cups butternut squash, diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 2 cups of water or low sodium broth
  • 1 jar chipotle salsa – such as Cherry Republic Organic Chipotle Salsa
  • (or 1 15 ounce can canned diced tomatoes + 2 Tablespoons chipotle sauce)
  • 1 – 15 ounce can of white beans (cannellini, Great Northern or navy), rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups of dark green leafy veggies (chard, spinach or kale), coarsely chopped
  • Cilantro, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large soup or stockpot on medium heat
  2. Sauté turkey until it has browned slightly
  3. Add onion and sauté until it begins to soften
  4. Add squash, cherries, broth and salsa, stir to combine and bring to a boil
  5. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer until squash is soft, about 30 minutes
  6. Add beans and spinach or kale, stirring to blend
  7. Return to simmer and cook until leafy greens have wilted
  8. Season with additional chipotle sauce, to taste
  9. Garnish with chopped cilantro
  10. *To make this a vegetarian option, omit turkey and add in 1 cup brown rice, barley or other whole grain plus 1 extra cup water or broth at the same time as the squash and an extra can of beans when you add in the leafy greens
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