Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday Recipe - Tex-Mex Turkey Soup

Pulled this from where it was submitted by SStrawder when looking for something a little different to do with leftover turkey.  We've finished the leftovers from Thanksgiving, but I have a small turkey in the freezer that I'll roast to get in a lot of meals for the holidays.  We love spicy and this soup sounds interesting, so I'll give it a try with the leftovers.

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 4 cups shredded cooked turkey
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 (14 ounce) can black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Toppings:
  • 6 cups corn tortilla chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add minced onions and cook until onions begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  2. Stir in water, tomato soup, diced tomatoes, salsa, shredded turkey, parsley and bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until bouillon cubes dissolve. Add black beans, corn, sour cream and cilantro. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Serve soup with crushed tortilla chips, chopped green onion, shredded cheese and additional cilantro and sour cream.


miriama said...

I keep getting errors trying to leave a message..but here we go again. :) Love this recipe..can't wait to try it.

Jennifer Mathis said...

oh this sounds great after eating regular turkey leftovers all week :)

Lizzie said...

It does sound good, Miriama & Jennifer. Makes me want to bake that turkey I have in the freezer sooner rather than later just to have leftovers...*g*