Saturday, January 6, 2024

You're the Bone Machine

Southwest Turkey Soup
Basically, this is a lazy girl's Tortilla Soup, made with leftover Christmas turkey bird and the extra vegetables I needed to use up.  In a way, it's better than chicken because the flavors complement each other so well.  It's best to make your own chips but store bought with a broth this good, is more than okay.
Boiling the carcass to get all the rich broth and extra meat off the bones takes no effort.  Throw it in a large pot with cold water and then all the ugly bits you did not use, like the celery base, carrot bottoms and tops, a whole garlic bulb, onion, peppercorns and bay leaves.  Leave it simmer until all the flavors have released, then drain for an awesome broth base.  Bring the stock back to a boil and add corn, red potatoes, shredded turkey, cilantro and/or dill, a can of diced tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, carrot, a squeeze of lime and top with cheese, sour cream and corn chips.  If you had zucchini that would be great in this.  Also adding a little rice is nice.  

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