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The Easiest Fiesta Turkey Soup for Leftover Turkey

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You start Sunday off with a turkey breast in the crock pot for dinner.  Now you have all kinds of leftover turkey.  What do you do with all this turkey you ask? Whip up a delicious Fiesta Turkey Soup that’s what.

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I was in one of those moods last week for a nice juicy turkey for dinner. And I was able to find a nice sized breast at Wal-Mart, which by the way this time of year they are priced ridiculously high. Anyways, I went ahead and got one cause I had been dying for turkey. So Sunday morning I put that sucker in the crock pot, set it on low for 8 hours and waited impatiently for it to cook. The smell of the turkey lingered through the house all day, and by 5:00pm I was soooo ready to dig in. I knew this turkey breast was going to be so juicy, and boy was I right. After sitting in all those juices for 8 hours it couldn’t have tasted any better than it did. Very tender and ole so good.

I literally just used butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano and paprika. These spices made the turkey burst with flavor, or maybe it was from all the butter I used. Either way, it was delicious.

Fiesta Turkey Soup

 

After eating, and cleaning up the kitchen, I already knew what I was doing with the leftovers. Leftover turkey can be used in so many different ways. Last year when I had leftover turkey I ended up making a Turkey and Stuffing Casserole. Yep I said last year, I don’t make turkey very often as you can tell. Lol!

But this year I was gonna try a soup. Heck if you can use leftover chicken for soups, why couldn’t you use turkey. So after digging through my cabinets to find ingredients to use, I came up with a Mexican style soup or as to most a Fiesta Turkey Soup. There were plenty of canned tomatoes, corn and black beans so why not try this soup and see how it turns out.

Who would have thought it would turn out as good as it did, but it did and was delicious. My youngest son couldn’t wait to dig in to it. Of course my husband was pretty shocked of how good it was as well. Needless to say, this is way on top of all the other soups I have fixed. It may just even beat my chilli. Nahhhh, just kidding, nothing is better than chilli.

 

Fiesta Turkey Soup

 

Let’s check out what this recipe calls for.

 

 

Fiesta Turkey Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 14oz can of Rotel with Chiles
  • 1 28oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 4 -5 cups Chicken broth
  • 4-5 cups chopped/shredded turkey
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • dash of salt and pepper

Fiesta Turkey Soup

 

Directions:

  • In a medium pot saute onions with olive oil. After a minute or onions are tender, add minced garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Add all ingredients to pot and cook on medium high for 10-15 minutes. Once soup comes to a steady boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve with shredded cheese or a dollop of sour cream

 

Fiesta Turkey Soup

 

Fiesta Turkey Soup

 

 

The Easiest Fiesta Turkey Soup for Leftover Turkey

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

6-8 cups

The Easiest Fiesta Turkey Soup for Leftover Turkey

Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 14oz can of Rotel with Chiles
  • 1 28oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 4 -5 cups Chicken broth
  • 4-5 cups chopped/shredded turkey
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • dash of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot saute onions with olive oil. After a minute or onions are tender, add minced garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes
  2. Add all ingredients to pot and cook on medium high for 10-15 minutes. Once soup comes to a steady boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Serve with shredded cheese or a dollop of sour cream
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Fiesta Turkey Soup

 

Til next time,
Trish

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