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Rating: 4.27 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a great winter soup. Make it as spicy as you want. It's also a great way to get rid of leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
17 mins
total:
37 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place a heavy pot over high heat. Add the onion and bell pepper; cook 2 to 3 minutes without stirring until browned. Immediately pour in the chicken stock, and stir to release vegetables from the bottom of the pot. Reduce heat to low. Stir in the garlic, turkey, salsa, vegetable juice, hot pepper sauce, and lime juice. Simmer over medium heat until heated through, about 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

109 calories; protein 8.6g; carbohydrates 9.8g; fat 4.1g; cholesterol 24.9mg; sodium 827.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
This was fantastic! We had a smoked turkey for Thanksgiving so we had tons of leftovers and were looking for what to do with them. I doubled the recipe added more garlic fresh tomatoes and a red pepper for color also a bag of frozen mixed veggies and we added the turkey carcass and cooked it with the lid on. Cooked it for an hour or so then it was even better the next day. Didn't need any salt or pepper. The tomato juice and chicken stock are salty. Wonderful soup more like a stew! Read More
(15)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
This was fantastic! We had a smoked turkey for Thanksgiving so we had tons of leftovers and were looking for what to do with them. I doubled the recipe added more garlic fresh tomatoes and a red pepper for color also a bag of frozen mixed veggies and we added the turkey carcass and cooked it with the lid on. Cooked it for an hour or so then it was even better the next day. Didn't need any salt or pepper. The tomato juice and chicken stock are salty. Wonderful soup more like a stew! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2009
Outstanding! Lots of flavors come together for a very satifying soup with just a little "zing". Family loved it. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2009
I thought this was very good mildly spicy and easy to make. I used turkey thigh (skin off) from our local German market yellow pepper because that was what I had on hand and Pace picante sauce medium heat. It is an excellent basic recipe which I will make again. Thank you Ross B. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2010
This was a very quick and easy soup to make. I added an extra cup of turkey and about 1/4 cup of buffalo sauce marinade. Before adding the buffalo sauce it just tasted like the vegetable juice the buffalo sauce added a sweet zing to the soup. I loved this soup and served it with focaccia bread - delicious! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2010
yummy quick recipe for a cold afternoon lunch. I used one can of tomatoe juice no chicken stock and extra leftover chicken too. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2013
This is by far my favorite turkey soup recipe. I don't usually put the beans in just to save myself some calories but I have in the past and its good both ways. I usually make a larger portion and also add jalapenos instead of bell peppers tomato sauce instead of juice and cilantro. Goes well with shredded cheese and tortillas!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2017
Will make again as I have made it three times now. Used broth I had cooked the carcass of a smoked turkey in. About 2/3rds of the 2 cups. the rest turkey broth regular left over turkey left over corn from another meal and some tomatoes I had in the fridge. Also added some cilantro. About the best yet. Served it with corn chips Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2020
I smoked my turkey this year, so it was the perfect opportunity to try this soup. I did change up the sauteing method since throwing veggies in a pot over high heat with no oil would turn into a burnt mess. I used about 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat to saute, then added in the rest of the ingredients, except for the turkey. I added that in during the last 3-4 minutes as it doesn't need to cook, but rather just heat through. Instead of chicken broth I used the turkey broth I had made from my leftover carcass. I also used green salsa. There is nothing spicy about this soup, especially since the recipe calls for 1 drop of hot sauce. You will definitely need to add much more if you like things spicy. I think I would have liked this a little more with tomato juice instead of V8, but overall it was a nice change from the usual turkey soup! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2016
This was a very good base to start with. I didn't think that it was spicy enough. As written it mostly just tasted like tomato juice. I added some sriracha a dash of chili powder an extra half clove of garlic and cilantro and it turned out delicious. Read More