Yucatán turkey chile verde

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Yucatán turkey chile verde

Yucatán turkey chile verde

Gluten-Free Friendly, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Paleo, Lean & Clean, Diabetes-Friendly, Carb-Conscious, <600 Calories, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 490 Calories/Serving

25–40 Minutes

This cozy paleo chile verde boasts layers of flavor, thanks to an unexpected spoonful of almond butter that adds a subtle nutty flavor.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 1 organic purple or other sweet potato
  • 6 ounces organic sweet mini peppers
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 organic jalapeño or other fresh chile (optional)
  • 10 ounces ground turkey
  • Sunbasket Yucatán spice blend (achiote powder - coriander - granulated garlic - sumac - cumin - allspice - cinnamon)
  • Sunbasket tomatillo simmer sauce base (tomatillos - mild green chiles - onion - scallions - cilantro - pumpkin seeds - garlic - sesame seeds)
  • 1 organic lime
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh cilantro

Nutrition per serving

Calories 490, Total Fat 27g (35% DV), Sat. Fat 4.5g (23% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 100mg (33% DV), Sodium 480mg (21% DV), Total Carb. 34g (12% DV), Fiber 10g (36% DV), Total Sugars 12g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 35g
Contains: Tree Nuts (almond), Sesame

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Prep the chile verde ingredients

  • Scrub or peel the sweet potato. Cut the potato into ½-inch pieces.
  • Remove the stems and seeds from the sweet mini peppers; coarsely chop the peppers.
  • In a medium bowl, using a fork or whisk, mix together the almond butter and 1½ cups [2½ cups] hot tap water until smooth.
  • If using the jalapeño, remove the stem, ribs, and seeds; finely chop the jalapeño. Wash your hands after handling.


Prep and brown the turkey

  • Cut a small corner from the ground turkey packaging and drain off any excess liquid. Transfer to a plate; pat dry with a paper towel.
In a large sauce pot over medium-high heat, warm 2 to 3 teaspoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the turkey, season with salt and pepper and the Yucatán spice blend, and cook, stirring to break up the meat, until lightly browned but not yet cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the turkey to a plate. Do not clean the pot.


Cook the chile verde

In the same pot used for the turkey, if dry, add 1 to 2 teaspoons oil. Warm over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the sweet potato, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the sweet mini peppers and as much jalapeño as you like, season lightly with salt and pepper, and cook, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot, until the peppers start to soften, 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the tomatillo simmer sauce base, almond butter mixture, and turkey and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and the turkey is cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
When the chile verde is almost done, prepare the garnishes.


Prep the garnish

  • Cut the lime into wedges.
  • Remove any coarse stems from the cilantro sprigs.


Transfer the chile verde to individual bowls, garnish with the cilantro, and serve with the lime wedges.
Kids Can!
  • Scrub the sweet potato.
  • Remove the coarse cilantro stems.
  • Garnish the chile verde.