Achiote Butter Basted Turkey with Ancho Chili Gravy

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that is all about the food and while we look forward to having turkey, the same old recipe can get boring. There are many spices and flavors that Latinos love, such as achiote, which we’re used to eating with chicken or pork cochinita pibil.

Achiote has a combination of flavorful and aromatic spices, such as vinegar, annatto seeds, giving it a beautiful orangey reddish color and a unique and earthy smell that will bring everyone to the table. We found this great recipe at Epicurious that will leave your guests asking for seconds.

Achiote  Turkey with Ancho Chili Gravy


2 fresh poblano peppersturkey, achiote turkey

3 dried ancho peppers, stemmed, halved and seeded

1 turkey

1 large onion, cubbed

1 ½ sticks of butter

3 Tbsp of achiote paste

3 ½ cups of chicken or turkey broth

¼ cup of corn tortilla mix (masa)