Quick Turkey-Bean Soup Recipe

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This recipe calls for canned beans, so cooking time is minimal. I make soup mild and allow guests to add as much "heat" as they want with hot pepper sauce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:14-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 14-16 servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 1 can (28 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 182 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 426mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. In a soup kettle or Dutch oven over medium heat, brown turkey, garlic and onion in oil; drain. Add celery and peppers; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  2. Add broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, cayenne, basil and oregano; mix well. Bring to a boil. Add beans and corn. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Yield: 14-16 servings (4 quarts).
Originally published as Quick Turkey-Bean Soup in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p100

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ad554836 User ID: 5085348 18430
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

"This recipe was delicious! I had to tweak it a little because of what I had on hand, but it still worked great! I'll make this again!"

Katesmerbeck User ID: 2663187 75395
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2009

"Works well without the green pepper, needs the red pepper. I used turkey broth at first, but beef broth improved flavor. Fresh basil worked well. Used jarred garlic.  Also used some diced can tomatoes and the stewed - (I made 1/3rd more of the soup.) Really liked this soup. Used my own frozen corn. This soup had a FRESH Flavor..."

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