Turkey Tortilla Soup Recipe

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Light but satisfying, this Turkey Tortilla Soup Recipe contains turkey, onions, tomatoes, corn, black beans and fried tortillas for a flavorful soup with a variety of textures. A tasty way to use some of your leftover turkey without tasting like leftovers.
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  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil plus 1 1/2 cups for frying
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion - diced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 quart (4 cups) homemade turkey or chicken broth or canned chicken broth
  • 6 sprigs cilantro
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 3 10 inch tortillas - any flavor
  • 1 cup turkey, dark or white meat - diced
  • 3/4 cup tomatoes - diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
Container: 3 quart saucepan, medium fry pan
30 mins
45 mins
1.25 hrs
  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onion and cook, stirring ocassionally until just soft and beginning to brown. Approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add chili powder and tomato paste, stirring continuously 15-30 seconds.
  • Don't let chili powder scorch.
  • Pour in turkey broth and scrape bottom of pan with spoon to loosen cooked bits.
  • Add cilantro sprigs and bring soup to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, uncovered, until broth has reduced by approximately 1/3 (20-30 minutes).
  • Take out cilantro sprigs and season to taste with salt.
  • While soup simmers, fry tortilla strips.
  • Lay out 2 layers of paper towels for strips to rest on after cooking.
  • Pour 1 inch of oil in fry pan.
  • Heat oil until hot, test by putting 1 tortilla strip into the grease. The grease is ready when the oil sizzles or when a candy thermometer reaches 350 degrees F.
  • Add 8-10 strips and scrunch if you want to give them a wavy shape.
  • Fry until the strips are crisp and lightly browned (1-2 minutes).
  • Transfer to paper towels and sprinkle with salt while they're hot.
  • Repeat with remaining strips.
  • Add to the soup the turkey, tomatoes, and beans; heat through.
  • Put in bowls, top with tortilla strips.
  • Garnish with avocado, cheese, cilantro and dollops of sour cream. Add lime slices if desired.
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turkey tortilla soup

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"To SArox, thanks for the warning but we are happy to have anyone submit recipes to our site and we are happy to correct any mistakes as we come across them. Thank you for bringing this one to our attention."
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"Sorry but if you cannot spell grease correctly I would have reservations about using your recipe. A side note I took the time to create an account so I could comment on your bad grammar so if you are reading this be warned the person who offered this recipe does not know the English language."
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"So good! The tortilla strips really add to the flavor of the soup. My husband loves this soup as does my 8 year old son."
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"This was a bit hit over huntting weekend!"
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