Sunday, December 7, 2008

Creamy Mexican Turkey Soup

Though I claimed it could never happen, I think I'm finally burnt out on Thanksgiving turkey. We've had turkey in just about every shape and form last week from sandwiches and paninis to turkey enchiladas to this delicious Mexican Turkey Soup. Hmm, I'm still eating the soup for lunch, so I suppose I haven't banished turkey from my diet quite yet!

Mexican Turkey Soup
I sometimes have to ask myself what I'd do without my fellow bloggers. For one, I didn't realize I was paying such exorbitant prices for my TP. Thank you, my friends for alerting me to the fact that I may be the only sucker in the country buying those $15 six roll multipacks. I'm usually a better bargain hunter, I swear.

Secondly, I'd probably be serving us plates of boring leftover turkey night after night if I hadn't seen all of your inventive uses. Take for example, Lori's Creamy Mexican Turkey Soup chock full of corn, green chilies, carrots and cilantro. See how creamy it is? There's no cream in the soup! I give Lori (the Recipe Girl) all the credit - she's a genius!

Mexican Turkey SoupThis soup is nicely spiced, filling and easy to throw together. I can't wait to make the soup again though I may try with chicken and perhaps add some rice.

Creamy Mexican Turkey Soup
Courtesy of The Recipe Girl

1 Tbs vegetable oil
1 large carrot, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped (I omitted)
1 cup chopped yellow onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups chicken or turkey stock or broth
1 can diced green chilies, drained
2 cups milk
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp ground cumin
2 cups shredded turkey
¾ cup corn, fresh or frozen
3 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese (only used 1/4 cup b/c that's all I had left!)

1. In a large stockpot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add vegetables and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes. Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for about 10 minutes. Add chiles.

2. In a bowl, whisk together milk, flour, salt, chili powder and cumin. Increase heat to high and whisk milk mixture into soup. Stir until thick and bubbly, about five minutes. Reduce heat to low. Add turkey, corn, cilantro and cheese; stir until cheese is melted and soup is hot, 5 to 10 minutes.


The Blonde Duck said...

That looks great! I'm putting it on my list!

kat said...

Oh that looks so warm & satisfying!

Unknown said...

that soup looks like just what the weather calls for today!! and yeah, that's crazy for tp up in your neck of the woods!

Emily said...

My kind of soup! We had something similar to this last week. Looks great!

That Girl said...

I still have some turkey to use up!

Katie said...

I just ate and I'm hungry again! That looks so good!

Pam said...

Looks really creamy - I can't believe there is no cream. Great idea for leftover turkey.

Maria said...

Perfect for turkey leftovers and winter time!!

MrOrph said...

That looks great Sharon!

I, unfortunately, can't do anymore turkey. We had a small heritage bird and ate most of it.

We did have some open-faced sandwiches smothered in gravey that was excellent.

test it comm said...

What a tasty sounding soup!

Anonymous said...

Love, love the creamy part!

Unknown said...

oh my....anything creamy? count me in!

RecipeGirl said...

You're so sweet... I'm no genius though :)

I'm glad you enjoyed!

grace said...

tired of turkey? say it ain't so! no, i'm with ya. :)
meanwhile, this is an amazingly luscious-looking soup, and it has all my favorites. take that, cold weather! :)

Anonymous said...

Clever use for turkey. I just made some turkey Pho last night inspired by Heather from Voodoolily

Jeff said...

I am thinking the same thing about turkey but this looks amazing!

That is one good creamy looking soup and still shocked no cream listed either.

Anonymous said...

The photo of your Creamy Mexican Soup makes me wanna dive-in already. I wish this was real in front of me!

Sophie said...

Yum, that recipe girl sure knows how to come up with great recipes :), you chose a winner and executed it deliciously! YUM. Ya know...I'm missing Thanksgiving food already lol!

Aggie said...

I'm so behind on my blog reading...all of your recent recipes look wonderful but for some reason I really wish I had a bowl of this soup right now! (although it's in the 80s in FL latley!!). Looks great!!