Southwestern Turkey Soup
An interesting solution to the leftover Thanksgiving turkey dilemma. My 2 1/2 year old daughter helped me make it this year. I like to serve it with warm corn bread.
An interesting solution to the leftover Thanksgiving turkey dilemma. My 2 1/2 year old daughter helped me make it this year. I like to serve it with warm corn bread.
I made a couple changes just for what I had on hand. I had four large turkey drumsticks that I bought on the cheap, so I cooked them down and pieced them out and used the broth (that I flavored up with onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, paprika and oregano) that I made in this soup. I didn't have whole peeled tomatoes but I did have fire-roasted tomatoes, so I used that. I upped the spices quite a bit and threw in two chopped red bell pepper when I sauteed the onion and garlic. It's a great way to use turkey on the cheap, which I really appreciate and this soup as a whole is pretty low-cal, if you lighten up on your cheese sprinkling hand. Plus, it's quick, even making my own broth. After I had the broth made, it literally took me less than a half hour to pull this soup together. But, you might need more spice. I like my soups really kickin', so I just spiced away. After taste testing, I think it needs something else. I can't put my finger on it. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Doug. NOTE: And for all of you who are like me and buy turkey drumsticks for the cheap meat, four large is exactly enough for a pot of this soup!Read More
I modified a bit because I like more depth in my soup and used chicken instead of turkey (what I had available). I sauteed the onion and garlic in the oil first before adding stewed tomatoes along with the fresh romas. I also added corn and black beans. I must say I enjoyed adding the lime it brightened up the soup but I disliked the chopped avocado, I love avocadoes but the flavors of the soup made them taste a little strange. I prefer topping the soup with Guacamole instead.Read More
I made a couple changes just for what I had on hand. I had four large turkey drumsticks that I bought on the cheap, so I cooked them down and pieced them out and used the broth (that I flavored up with onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, paprika and oregano) that I made in this soup. I didn't have whole peeled tomatoes but I did have fire-roasted tomatoes, so I used that. I upped the spices quite a bit and threw in two chopped red bell pepper when I sauteed the onion and garlic. It's a great way to use turkey on the cheap, which I really appreciate and this soup as a whole is pretty low-cal, if you lighten up on your cheese sprinkling hand. Plus, it's quick, even making my own broth. After I had the broth made, it literally took me less than a half hour to pull this soup together. But, you might need more spice. I like my soups really kickin', so I just spiced away. After taste testing, I think it needs something else. I can't put my finger on it. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Doug. NOTE: And for all of you who are like me and buy turkey drumsticks for the cheap meat, four large is exactly enough for a pot of this soup!
Excellent soup! My family loved it. I added half a can of corn(rinsed) and half a can of pinto beans(rinsed) for that authentic southwestern taste. I topped with extra sharp cheddar and jack and fresh cilantro. Also I had some french bread for Dipping. (My three year old loved doing that) Or you could serve it with crispy tortilla strips. (that's how my husband likes it.Also remember to keep stirring this as some of the solids may stick to the bottom. Good recipe thanks.
I modified a bit because I like more depth in my soup and used chicken instead of turkey (what I had available). I sauteed the onion and garlic in the oil first before adding stewed tomatoes along with the fresh romas. I also added corn and black beans. I must say I enjoyed adding the lime it brightened up the soup but I disliked the chopped avocado, I love avocadoes but the flavors of the soup made them taste a little strange. I prefer topping the soup with Guacamole instead.
I added a can of drained corn and used several tablespoons of minced fresh cilantro, and omitted the avocado. Children may find it a bit spicy for them. Quick & easy.
This soup was excellent. I used Mexican style stewed tomatoes instead of whole peeled tomatoes. I also put all of the ingredients in a crock pot, turned on high and let it cook for three and a half hours. Warm corn bread was a perfect additon to the soup! It was so easy!
Wonderful recipe to customize to a family's individual tastes and can't go wrong doing so. Great way to use up leftover turkey after the holidays especially when there is a nip in the air. I did slow boil the turkey carcass and used the broth as it gave it more depth of flavor with the seasonings, etc., otherwise followed the directions. Thanks to alleviating turkey burnout Doug Matthews, aka, Respect the Bird blogger! :)
This tasted great after previously suggested changes were made to the recipe. Most important, I would fry the garlic and onion in oil or butter first. I used 2 cloves of garlic and 1/4 tsp of cayenne and added both black beans and corn. I thickened it with potato flakes and crushed corn chips into it. The sour cream gave it a strange color, maybe it would work better if it had cooled down a bit. This tastes even better the next day.
Good. I added strips of 4 corn tortillas and cooked for an additional 20 minutes. Didn't have avocado.
Excelente Doug! Fabuloso tambien! :) I have been meaning to try this for quite some time and finally had some leftover turkey to do it with! The only changes I made were to sub fresh ingredients for canned/dried. I loathe canned anything, so used 6 fresh, roma tomatoes (peeled and chopped), and used some of my pickled serrano peppers that I made in August (all to eliminate all the needless sodium in canned goods). I did add 2 cups of pinto beans that I had in the freezer (dried beans that I soaked and cooked earlier) and used fresh cilantro instead of dried. With the addition of the beans, it made it that much more healthier and filling! I topped with fat-free sour cream and low-fat cheese.... I have 2 containers leftover that will be used up in the next few days, this really is an awesome flavoured soup with the ingredients used...and a MUST for this recipe is to use fresh cilantro...dried just doesn't cut it! :) Thank you again Doug for the inspiration in this dish!
Delicious. I, too, added a can of corn and a can of black beans and used fresh cilantro. Try topping with a cut up corn tortilla. Really adds some nice texture.
Very good soup! The only thing I changed was I added a can of black beans. We are having leftovers again tonight for supper.
Very Good!! I did change a few ingredients to use what I had on hand. I used crushed tomatoes instead of whole and zucchini instead of avacado and chicken broth instead of vegetable. I added black beans like some of the others suggested, next time, will add more. My family really enjoyed this soup, it is a nice change from the usual.
This was very tasty. I took the advice of other reviewers and added a can of black beans and some kernel corn. I used chicken broth instead of vegetable broth. Added at least double of the garlic, cumin and cayenne, and then also added some chili powder and parsley. Had fresh cilantro so just put a bit in the soup and then garnished with cilantro, cheese, avocado, sour cream and tortilla chips. Delicious!
Vegetarian friends have told me that they have been substituting corn & black beans for the turkey.
This soup was a fantastic way to use up our leftover turkey! I added corn and black beans, as well as half a block of cream cheese, my son and husband loved it.
Hmmmm...of all the "southwestern-type" soups that I have made, this was not a favorite. My family is so-so on potentially spicy meals. One time is too "hot" and one time is two "mild." Apparently, this classifies as too hot...even with a dollop of sour cream and sharp cheddar cheese to try and cool it off. I thought it was okay. Per other recommendations, I added a can of northern beans and a can of corn for both color, taste, and texture. Also, I didn't use the roma tomatoes and no avacado...which may be the reason for the less successful result. Still a decent and quick dinner and a good way to use up turkey. However, not sure if I will make this again. Worth I try! Thanks Doug.
Instead of vegetable broth and shreaded turkey I would cook down the turkey carcass and use what turkey you get off the bones and the broth as a base for the soup
This soup is awesome. Tweaked it a bit, added black olives, corn and fresh cilantro and leave off the cheese. Have a pot of it on simmering now made with a rosemary and garlic chicken I baked. Thanks for the recipe!
Awesome! Added black beans and corn. A another tsp of seasoning (chili pepper, paprika, cayenne). Cut out the cilantro and avocado.
This soup is fabulous! I used 2-14 oz. cans of diced tomatoes with green chilies instead of peeled tomatoes and I only had cheddar cheese on hand to shred. I also added a dollop of sour cream to finish. My husband loved this and so did I!
It's a good base. I think that next time, I'll add more to jazz it up (maybe some beans, corn, and fresh jalapeno).
This is yummy! I did cook it in the slow cooker, which meant the house gave me a super aromatic welcome! Tasted as good as it smelled! Only thing I did different is, I left out the avocado!
Loved this recipe! I did change some things that others recommended. I added a can of black beans, 1 cup of corn, and I omitted the avocado. After making the soup, I topped the bowls with sour cream. It was very good!
This is a good, modest soup to use up turkey leftovers.
Giving this a strong 4 ... In my husbands words (who is a solid meat and potato guy) "it's hard to give any soup 5 stars..this was close" made pretty much to the T! Thanks Doug! Will 100% make again!
I made this soup and my husband has not stopped talking about it since! He has told everyone how good it is! Try it with a dolop of sour cream on top.
Not a very hearty soup, but tasty all the same. Great if you're trying to be calorie conscious after eating too much at Thanksgiving!
This isn't my type of thing, but my roommate can't get enough of it. He will eat a whole batch in one sitting, it's ridiculous. I've also made this with chicken and it works just as well, I usually use homemade broth. I also have one thing that I change, and that is that I don't use avocado, and I add a can of corn and a can of black beans. Sometimes I add jalapenos at my roommates request for some extra spice. I usually forget about the cheese, but it's good either way.
This soup was so good that we are having turkey again for Christmas just so we can have leftovers! I didn't add the avocado only because I forgot to get it at the store and it was still wonderful!
WOW..What a great alternative to the turkey noodle soup for a leftover turkey carcass. We loved it.
Yummy! My "doesn't like spicy" son even ate it. I used a can of Rotel for the green chiles and used chicken broth. We barbeque our turkey with mesquite charcoal, so it has a nice smokey flavor to add to this soup. Will definitely be making this soup whenever I have leftover turkey. The cumin adds a necessary taste to this soup - don't skip it. I used ground chipotle instead of cayenne because that is what I keep on hand. As others have suggested, I chose to saute the onion and garlic before adding broth and tomatoes, even though I'm sure I would like the soup without doing that. I put the avocado into the bowls "raw" and poured the soup over - because one of us doesn't like avocado, and the other two love it. This is a definite keeper and already in my recipe box.
added 1 can corn, 1 can black beans. Cooked onions and garlic in 1 TBLS sundried tomato (with oil) until onions were nicely browned. Added more turkey and a dollup of light sour cream on top to serve
Oh. My. Goodness. This was SOOOOOO good!!! I admit, after reading all of the reviews I wasn't sure this was going to be anything special. I even thought of trying a different recipe altogether - but I'm really glad I didn't! This is absolutely superb AS WRITTEN!!! DO NOT be tempted to make any changes (at least initially). This soup is not bland in the least. Top your soup with cheese, some fresh cilantro / scallion and crushed tortilla chips (or strips) and voila! - a satisfying, warming bowl of awesome deliciousness! Thanks SO much for sharing your recipe, Doug! I will be making this often, subbing chicken when turkey is not an option.
WOW! This is perfect! A nice "kick" to leftover thanksgiving! I am not real fond of turkey soup... so this is a great change from the norm. Thanks! I didn't use avocado, but threw in a can of rinsed black beans! Served it with quasadillas.
Good way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Everyone enjoyed this at dinner last night. I sauteed the onion and garlic in olive oil prior to adding the remaining ingredients. Used the stewed tomatoes with celery/onion/garlic and omitted the additional fresh tomatoes since I was adding a can of black beans and a small can of corn. Left out the avocado and sour cream. Topped with Mexican blend cheese.
So easy - throw it all in the crock pot, add corn, garlic, thyme, and even some noodles/rice may work too.
This is such an easy, fantastic recipe. I have made it exactly according to the recipe and have also made it adding corn. Both ways are delicious. It also freezes well. This is my most used soup recipe.
I TRIED THE RECIPE YESTERDAY AND ABSOLUTELEY LOVED IT. THE CHANGES I MADE INCLUDED USING 1 CAN OF DICED TOMATOES AND 1 CAN OF ORIGINAL ROTEL TOMATOES.I ADDED 1 CAN OF RINSED BLACK BEANS AND 1 CAN OF DRAINED WHOLE KERNEL CORN. YUMMY, I WILL MAKE IT AGAIN SOON, USING A WHOLE CHICKEN, COOKED AND DEBONED. THANKS, DOUG AND OTHERS FOR THE RECIPE AND THEIR SUGGESTIONS.
What a different way to use the turkey from T-day! I changed it a bit (as ususal) I sauteed celery w/a bunch of jarred garlic in evoo, then added the turkey, reg.size can of diced tomatoes,(didnt understand using whole canned tomatoes) 32oz box of chix broth, a drained can of black beans, 1/2 a beer I was drinking :),squeeze of lime juice, and about 1/2 cup of creamed corn leftover (I'd recommend a splash of cream/whole milk to thicken and cut the green chili spice if you dont like it spicy) and a tad of frozen corn, another tad of frozen okra, cumin and chili powder, can of green chilis.. then finished it w/ stirring in chopped green onions (either add them early, or late otherwise they just taste wierd) also fresh cilantro last 15 mins. Super Yummy!! I put some cayenne pepper in my bowl only since I was feeding the kids. Shredded the monterey jack atop and served w/ tortilla chips. Everyone totally loved it! Wouldn't have guessed it was leftover Thanksgiving. After all the turkey..stuffing..mshd pots.. this was a great change w/out wasting $$. Thanks for the awesome post!!
OK, did I miss something in the directions? I added my can of whole peeled tomatoes to the pot, and they remained "whole" throughout the cooking process. I had to scoop them out and dice them up and return them to the pot. The flavors are very interesting and it's not too spicy. I thought it would be a bit less chunky. I will make it again. I think adding corn to it sounds great, just didn't have any. Certainly better than the typical turkey rice soup for leftover!
I reallly loved this recipe and I followed the recipe exactly but added four cans of lower sodium pinto beans-YumYUM!!
Very good. Gave 4 stars instead of 5 because I think it needs the addition of Beans & Corn.
I made this soup last night with left over turkey from thanksgiving and we loved it. I did add corn and black beans. I also used diced tomatoes with green chiles which I believe may have made the soup a little spicier then I would like. I will continue to play with this recipe but it definetly is a keeper.
Very good flavor. I didn't use canned green chills, instead I cut up one jalapeño pepper and it was very tasty with a lot of flavor. I also simmered longer to let the flavor mesh. Even better the next day when the flavors mixed longer. Next time I will added crispy tortilla chips onto and maybe a dollop of sour cream.
We also added a can of corn and about 3/4 c. of black beans and cooked it in the crock pot. Turned out great!
Excellent recipe. I started w/ fresh turkey breast and veggie & chicken stock adding just some water for my liquid. Then I further modified it by adding 2 chopped green peppers, omiting the cilantro (because I was out) and cutting the corn off of three ears. It was fantastic! Great with a pan of cornbread! Worked great on helping me recover from my cold!
This recipe is a great starter, to modify to your liking. I used turkey broth, added black beans, corn and used fresh cilantro. I put it in the crock pot on high for 4 hours, then low until served. I'll be making this after every turkey!
I love this soup!! Quick, easy, tasty, healthy. Lots of great adjectives to describe it.
Great soup!! i even added leftover can of pumpkin and cheese i mixed together to make raviolis. It was delicious!!
There was something wierd about this recipe. I haven't figured it out yet, but my daughter has required me to promise I'll make this again and again so I guess it was a success. This could be thickened into more of a chili by adding refried beans.
Very Good! My husband and I both enjoyed this one. I am a stickler for following a recipe to the letter (the first time anyway!) and can see no reason for the 2 Roma tomatoes. The next batch I plan to use a green or yellow bell pepper, about 1/2 package of frozen corn and fresh cilantro. Thank you so much!
I can't count the number of times I've made this. Everyone loves it! I make it year round with chicken.
Excellent with turkey or chicken. Family loved it.
Last month I slightly overcooked a turkey tenderloin that had been marinated in lime and tequila. I didn't want to serve it to company and I didn't want to throw it out so I wrapped it in foil and threw it in the freezer until I could figure out what to do with it. Along came this recipe and I knew I had found a home for my poor turkey tenderloin. Since the turkey had already been marinated in lime, I didn't add the lime, but I added the fresh cilantro, corn and beans as others suggested. Wow! This is a do over, which is high praise in this house.
WONDERFUL! YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY ! I was trying to figure out how to use up Thanksgiving Day leftovers and have made it 3x since then. Only thing I added was corn. Thank you for such a warm and filling perfect winter day meal!
The only thing I really liked about this recipe was the avocado. My husband wasn't impressed either.
This is the best turkey soup I've ever made. I also added a bag of frozen white corn, and also used fresh cilantro.It was great!!!!
I used chicken instead of turkey and added corn and fresh cilantro and this soup was delicious. This soup is like the mexican version of gumbo - a classic.
We didn't really care for this soup. It smelled good while it was cooking but it just didn't taste very good. It might be the combination of turkey and tomatoes that didn't work for me, I'm not sure, but I didn't think it tasted very good. It did help to add crushed tortilla chips to the bowls and put some cheese and a little sour cream on it.
Absolutely awesome! This is the best soup I think I've ever made. I made a few adjustments to the recipe to fit my taste, such as using 99% fat free ground turkey, and I cooked half an onion, garlic, ground cayenne pepper, diced green and yellow peppers together. I added this to the vegetable broth and added more garlic, another onion, a can of rinsed black beans and a can of drained white corn along with the spices and tomatoes and allowed it to stew an extra 10 or so minutes. I also halved the cilantro to 1/4 tsp. (only because my husband has a low tolerance for the taste of cilantro), and I served shredded pepper jack cheese over his bowl. As another reviewer suggested, I cut up a fresh fat free tortilla shell and topped the soup with it. This was magnificent! This is definitely a keeper, and I can't wait until the leftovers tomorrow night! I reserved the remainder of the can of vegetable broth (this recipe calls for approx. 2 1/3 cans) to add to leftovers to make it soupier. Try this one, folks. It's really out of this world! Thanks for the recipe!
Even following the changes that most reviewers suggested, this soup did nothing for any of us. We didn't eat it all.
This soup is delicious. I cooked a turkey so that I could make this soup. The only modifications to the recipe were turkey stock, fresh cilantro, a can of Rotel original and some corn. This soup is a BIG hit in my house.
This recipe is sooo delicious. I've made it a few times now but I do throw in a little rice. Its a very healthy low cal option.
Really easy and good. I used chicken broth, used rotel and canned corn. My family really liked the taste of this soup. I topped it off with cheddar cheese. I couldn't believe how yummy the avocados were and they didn't turn brown on me!!!!!!
I admit I did not make this as written. Sometimes you use a good beginning and make to your own tastes. I make it with Thanksgiving turkey and homemade turkey broth. I am not a big fan of cayenne pepper or avocados. I omitted them. I love cumin and tripled this. Then I added corn and black beans. Great soup!
I did not like the peppers in the soup. I added cream corn which makes the soup rich and flavorful.
Thought this recipe was a great switch from Turkey ala King. Husband loved it as I thought he might since he could add Tortilla chips to it. I cooked it in a crock pot about six hours. Used hotter japelenos, black beans and corn, shredded cheddar, it was very good. I've learned two new essentials (including a dressing recipe) for the holidays from this site.
Very versatile recipe. I had fun with it, cowboy style. I used a couple of can that were tomato and chilis already in them. Great Nortern beans instead of avacado ( I will try the avacado next time sounds delicious ) Oh! I also added corn. It was spicy. I add a splash of half and half for my child who doesn't like spicy. It is a wonderful soup and has lots of flavor.
Excellent! My husband is a terribly picky eater, and usually refuses to eat leftovers. Not only did he LOVE this recipe, but ate the leftover soup for two more meals. I'm making this tonight for the third time since Thanksgiving per his request. Like other reviewers I doctored it by adding a can of corn and a can of black beans. I also use a can of the mexican chopped tomatoes with cilanto versus roma tomatoes. I usually double the amount of turkey and up the amount of broth as well. I serve it with sour cream and grated cheese on the side and skip the avocado.
I made as written except that I read the reviews beforehand and decided to add a can of rinsed black beans to the pot after I turned off the heat. I do not think they added much if any flavor and I simply did it to stretch the pot out so it would last me all week at work for lunches. I honestly thought the avocado would lose not only its bright green color but also it's texture after being reheated but it held up wonderfully. This is a great way to use up extra turkey from the holidays. Thanks so much Doug!
My family is not thrilled with turkey but we have it for Thanksgiving b/c the extended family likes it. What to do with the leftovers is often a challenge. This was a big hit.
This was yummy! I used 48 oz can of chicken broth instead of veggie stock... As suggested by someone else, increased the lime juice and used the juice of the whole lime. I also threw in a can of drained corn and a can of cilantro lime Rotel. Somehow I was out of cilantro so substituted basil. Pepper jack cheese added a little more spice. Topped with a little sour cream... Mmmm do over for sure!
Another recipe in my box for awhile that I finally got to make it. Great way to use up leftover turkey. Glad we got one last cold blast for soup this past week. I pretty much followed the recipe, except threw in a garden jalapeño and poblano pepper, since I like heat. Oh and I put a can of pinto beans for fiber. Thanks Doug!
Yummy! The last of the turkey leftovers went into this soup. I did have to change it a bit using what I had on hand. I used Turkey stock instead of vegetable broth, no avocado, I didn't have whole peeled tomatoes so I used crushed, and I didn't really measure the spices just dumped them in and tasted. I also added black beans and some leftover corn. Thanks for the recipe!
I eliminated the roma tomatoes, cut up the whole tomatoes (next time I'll use diced), added leftover cooked corn, and chopped up half a fresh jalapeno pepper. It was spicy..serve lots of water...but de-lish! We garnished with tortilla chip bits (the stuff at the bottom of the bag) and used the monterey jack cheese in grilled cheese sandwiches...thanks for a really different way to use leftover turkey! Will definitely do this one again...
I hate rating a recipe when I've done as many changes as I have with this one. But Doug's basic recipe is a winner as far as I'm concerned, with or without my changes. For four, I use 3/4 pound uncooked skinless, boneless chicken breast, 2 cups chicken broth, 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 can black beans (rinsed and drained), 1 chipotle chile (canned in adobo) finely minced, 1/8 cup onion (DH is not fond of cooked onion so you might want to up this), 1 minced clove garlic, 1/2 tablespoon fresh lim juice, 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, salt and pepper to taste, 2/3 cup frozen corn (no need to thaw), 1/4 teaspoon dried cilantro, 1/4 diced avocado and 2 ounces cheddar cheese. Cook everything except the avocado and cheese, first on a boil then on simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add the avocado and simmer another 15-20 minutes until slightly thickened. Serve with cheese (and other goodies as desired). I have to agree with other reviewers: this recipe rates very high stars because it is so very versatile. You definitely need to try this!
I literally just made this and I am loving my first bowl! I make a similiar soup with chicken so I automatically tweaked this recipe to be like this chicken soup my famill loves. I love flavor so I sauteed the onion and garlic first until translucent and then added everything right on top. I used juice of a whole lime. At least a tablespoon of salt, some coarse black pepper and I added a can of black beans. I also added more cumin skipped the cilantro because I had none and I added at least an additional cup of turkey as I wanted to use as much leftover as I could. I left out the avocado all together for my husbands taste. I crushed a handful of tortilla chips into the bottom of the bowl and used pepper-jack cheese with last but not least a generous spoon of sour cream on top. Yum! Next time I plan to add some hominy and maybe some canned or frozen corn.
I made this with turkey leftovers, and did not go over well, but my family loved it when I used chicken instead!
My husband and I loved this soup! It was a terrific change from turkey noodle. I used the leftover broth from boiling the giblets and leftover gravy. If you double the recipe (I did x4) DO NOT use the recommended amts of spices or jalapenos. I cut way back and it was still very spicy. I did not use the avocado.
i didn't have much in my pantry but i did need an easy way to use all the turkey leftovers my family gave me. i omitted the roma tomatoes, avocado and cheese since i had none of those and added a bit more shredded turkey than called for. i also used diced tomatoes instead of whole tomatoes and only used 3 cups of broth. i added some hot sauce to my individual bowl since i like my southwestern soups really spicy and served with saltine crackers. it was absolutely delicious.
Love it! Easy and delicious! Added a can of black beans. I didn't feel the love with avocado, but everything else was perfect! This recipe would be versatile too, depending on what you have on hand. Thank you for a new way to use leftover turkey!
Absolutely delicious! I made a couple of changes, but I'm sure the recipe great without them. Here's what I did: 1) used 1 can petite diced tomatoes & pureed half of it; 2) used 1/2 a yellow onion and 1/2 a red onion; 3) used 2 tsp. fresh chopped cilantro instead of 1/2 tsp dried; 4) added 1 can rinsed & drained black beans; and 5) used about 2 cups shredded chicken (didn't have turkey). It made about twelve 1.5 cup servings. And the best part, on top of it being delicious, is that it only has about 210 calories per serving, including the cheese! I will be making this one again for sure.
We love this soup, I make it every time we have a turkey, because there's always leftovers. My husband and kids look forward to it. I always doctor it to our taste. I'll add cooking wine or just keep seasoning it to taste. Always taste your cooking while it's still on the stove and season to your liking, that's the best advice I can give.
This recipe gives great value for the ease of effort in preparation. It is flexible too! I left out the chiles, avocado, and monterrey, and added the corn and fresh cilantro. There isn't a member of my family who didn't ask for seconds.
Surprisingly fabulous. Added black beans. Grated some pepperjack cheese on it. Crunched in some Tostios Artisan recipes Roasted Garlic and Black Beans tortilla chips over the top. Will make again :)
This is a very fresh tasting soup. Followed the recipe to the T. I enjoyed it very much. My 3 and 8 year old boys, however, did not. I think it was a little acidic for them. But I will definately make this again for myself and DH.
Awesome soup. I honestly was not optimistic that my kids especially would go for this soup, but boy was I wrong! They asked for more! I great way to use up left over turkey too! Thanks.
I also doctored this recipe up. I didn't add whole peeleed tomatoes, 2 roma tomatoes chopped or the avocado. I added pinto beans, 2 teaspoons chili powder and cumin and 1 teaspoon coriander. I also had 9 cups of broth. At the end I added the cilatro to the top. I also used turkey broth from the turkey carcass I had. I made the broth which made it great!
I served this over crushed tortilla chips and used jalapeños instead of green chilis. Will make again. Good base.
I have made this twice and it is a fantastic recipe for leftover turkey! Use at least double the turkey and only 2 cans of vegetable broth. There is no need to use the fresh tomatoes. Absolutely use fresh cilantro! I served it once with Roasted Red Pepper muffins. Husband requests it over rice the next time.
My family and I loved this recipe but I will be using diced tomatoes instead of whole tomatoes next time. We would also not add sour cream (as suggested in the video), it did give it a weird color and taste. I think the cheese was enough to counter the heat from the spices. I think I will also add corn and beans as some people suggested. Can't wait to make it again with the added changes! Definitely a keeper.
I give this five stars with the changes I made. I followed CookinMommy1's directions for the most part, though I forgot to add the cilantro and added the cheese and sour cream to individual portions. My son thought the tomato pieces were too big, so next time I will use petite diced tomatoes, I will also use a little less broth next time, as I thought it was a little watery. Maybe just 3 cups. I cooked it in the slow cooker for 6 hours.
I used this recipe as a basis and it turned out great
Okay. Not filling enough. I think adding some black beans would make it better.
Good. Don't use whole onion.
I have to agree with the other reviews on this... It was great! We had some friends over and had this soup and it was gone in no time. Had it with corn bread muffins. I also added a few things...cut corn of two ears of white corn and added a can of black beans and probably 2 1/2 cups of turkey (too many left overs!) and it tasted wonderful! Used a couple of tablespoons of fresh cilantro instead of dried which made the smell incredible! Try this one out!
WONDERFUL!!!! Unlike many soups, this one has plenty of flavor from day one! I rarely take time to rate recipes, but this one is a keeper. A great way to use up the less desirable leftover parts of the turkey. Like many reviewers, I found the basic recipe easily adaptable to what I had in my kitchen. (I used chicken broth, extra turkey and spices, 1 can each of fire roasted salsa tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, mild tomatoes w/ green chilis, corn, and a drained, rinsed can black beans-no avacado.) We had it "plain" (brothy) today; will wait a day or two and add sour cream and cheeses to leftovers to make it different. LOVED IT! Thanks, Doug, for sharing.
I made this with a couple of changes, but nothing I thought was too drastic. I used a package of ground turkey in place of chopped, I used onion powder instead of an onion, I used one drained can of diced tomatoes in place of fresh, I doubled the garlic, I added a can of pinto beans that I drained and rinsed and also some frozen corn kernels. I served with sharp cheddar cheese and corn bread muffins. I thought this was a really great soup. Next time I would probably use more chopped tomatoes in place of the can of whole peeled tomatoes because my family is not a fan of whole tomatoes in their soup. My husband thought the avocado in the soup was unnecessary but I liked it.