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Turkey Tortilla Soup - Recipe

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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Turkey Tortilla Soup Recipe
  • 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.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Container: 3 quart saucepan, medium fry pan
-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