Grounded III: 1lb of Ground Turkey. 3 Unique Recipes

Continuing on with “Grounded: 1 lb of Ground Turkey, 3 Unique Recipes”.
We’ve got 1/3 lb left….lets do this thing:


(1/3 left!)

May I present….Southwestern Turkey Soup! Its 9 degrees here, gotta get the soup in….

Southwestern Turkey Soup
Makes 4, 2-cup servings
1 tbs olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, diced
1/2 white onion, chopped
Salt, Pepper
1/3 lb turkey
1 can garbanzo beans (feel free to use black beans, kidney beans or white beans)
1 can diced tomatoes (with juice)
1 cup of chopped peppers (I used frozen tri-color pepper strips)
Heat: 1 seeded jalapeno or 2 adobe peppers or 1 small can of chiles (all optional).
Salt, Pepper, Cumin, Cilantro, Oregano (or other SW seasonings of your choice)
4-5 cups chicken stock
1 cup of light cream (I used…you guessed it…Bertolli Alfredo sauce, seriously it was on sale)

Set a soup pot over medium heat. Add oil, once oil is hot add onions and garlic. Saute until browned; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add turkey; break up with your wooden spoon, and cook thoroughly. Add beans and sprinkle your favorite SW seasonings in.  Next add tomatoes and peppers and Heat (if you’re adding). Toss together, then add stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Let simmer for 30 minutes. I used an immersion blender for just a few seconds to thicken the soup up a bit.  Turn heat off and slowly add cream (or alfredo sauce – come on, it’s still cream!). Stir thoroughly and serve with scallions, sour cream, avocado and cheese.

Well, kids, that’s it!
1 lb of ground turkey made 3 unique meals that will easily serve 12 people.
Fun Stuff! Now I have a freezer of turkey-based meals, who’s coming over for dinner?

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jen says:

    I’m coming over! And I call the couch seat away from the window so I don’t catch a chill – brrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    1. I literally burst out laughing at this…you know the hobbit house so well…

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