- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
- 2 to 3 tablespoons diced jalapeno pepper
- 3 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3 cups cubed cooked turkey
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
- 1-1/2 cups frozen corn
- Sour cream, coarsely crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheddar cheese and sliced ripe olives, optional
- In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in the broth, jalapeno, cumin, chili powder, salt and cayenne. Add the turkey, beans, tomatoes and corn.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Garnish with sour cream, chips, cheese and olives if desired.
Freeze option: Place individual portions of cooled soup in freezer containers and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth if necessary. Yield: 7 servings.
Reviews forSouthwestern Turkey Soup
"I used diced green chiles instead of jalapenos and plain ol diced tomatoes, as well as omitted the cayenne because I didn't have any, subbing in black pepper. It came out really wonderful."
"I have made this several times now & one of the best things about this recipe is how quickly it comes together. It's a real treat to be able to make a delicious meal without spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Love the combination of the spicy flavors. If I don't have jalapenos in the house, I use canned diced tomatoes with jalapenos & it's just as good. I reduce the cumin to 2 teaspoons, increase the broth to 16 ounces, & use canned corn instead of frozen. Perfect every time!"
"My family and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe! We have a family of 5 and I would suggest doubling it because we didn't have any left over. I made it last week and it was delicious. I made a turkey again today so that I could use the leftover and make a big huge pot of this soup. So yummy and great for a cold day!!!"
"I seasoned 1.25 lbs of ground turkey with chopped onions and about 1/2 tsp of Cajun seasoning while browning. Wonderful recipe that is worthy of serving to company..."
"This is one of the best soups I've ever eaten. Even my husband, who is not a fan of soup, loves it. I do add more broth than the recipe calls for."