Southwest Turkey Soup

10 Dec

Mexican Turkey Soup

So I have been seriously sidelined about five times trying to write this post. I blame a turkey hangover.  I also blame reruns of Chopped.  And for good measure, I’ll throw in my three year-old who has been boycotting bedtime lately. This was originally made as our first meal home from a Thanksgiving spent in Maryland with some lovely family.  This was part of our bounty of leftovers that crossed state lines and made it back in our fridge.  Amongst the sweet potatoes, sausage stuffing and veggies, there was turkey. In many forms.  Okay, not many (just two): Chris’ homemade thanksgiving turkey sausage and the grilled one that was the centerpiece of our meal.  Just barely beyond the point of never wanting to see turkey again, Chris gave it life one more time in the form of a soup that was perfect on the chilly night we drove home (remind me why I moved from sunny San Diego again…).  This would also work well with some shredded rotisserie chicken or any type of cooked, chopped sausage (which we threw in at the end too).

Southwest Turkey Soup

1 ½ cups cooked turkey meat, chopped + turkey skin
2 celery stalks, diced
2 carrots, diced
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, diced
Salt and pepper to taste
1-15 oz. can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1-15 oz. can of corn niblets, drained
1-15 oz. can of black beans, rinsed
4 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 Tablespoons flour

Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat; add turkey skin and saute for 2 minutes

Add celery, carrots, onion and garlic, season with salt and pepper; cook, stirring often until vegetables are softened, about 8 minutes

Whisk in flour and spices, cook for 2 minutes, stirring continuously

Add tomatoes and chicken broth, stir to combine; raise heat to medium-high and bring to a boil; reduce heat and allow liquid to simmer for 30 minutes

Mexican Turkey Soup

Add turkey, beans and corn; simmer for an additional 10 minutes until beans are heated through

*makes 4-one cup servings

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One Response to “Southwest Turkey Soup”

  1. Mom December 10, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    It’s 7:56 am and I want soup!?

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