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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Smoked Turkey Soup

Our lunch today was so good!
For Thanksgiving, my family was at our home. I did a lot of the cooking and my brother brought a big smoked ham and smoked turkey. The meats were cooked at a restaurant on the campus of the university in our town and were both delicious. 
I've made turkey soup a number of times but always with a baked turkey, never a smoked one. 
The Thanksgiving turkey came with a recipe to make soup so I wraped up and froze the carcas after my husband carved it.
I did not read the recipe until after I had already simmered the carcus with water and celery, then strained and chilled it so I could de-fat it. According to the recipe, I was supposed to sauté onions and cook the turkey with onions and spices.
I ended up just heating the broth and cooking 1 cup of rice in my 2 quarts or so smoked turkey broth. 
Then I added 2 jars of Red Gold brand medium salsa (I bought it really cheap about a year ago and still have 8 jars) some leftover smoked turkey from our Christmas Eve turkey that my husband smoked, some frozen corn and a can of drained pinto beans. 
We ate it with a little grated cheddar cheese and tortilla chips. 

From now on, I will save all turkey bones, whether baked or smoked, to make broth.  
This smoked turkey soup really tasted good on this cold, windy Sunday. It was thrifty, easy and had a lot of good nutrition in it too.

In the top picture is the leftover soup in a half gallon jar- I think I can have smoked turkey soup for lunch all week! 


Verse from Today
The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, (Exodus 34:6 ESV)

5 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious and hot...but then I am a wimp when it comes to salsa.
    blessings, jill

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  2. Turkey really does make a better soup than chicken, doesn't it. And your spicy smoked soup...oh my! :)
    I have noticed that nowadays in my grocery store, if I want to buy a whole chicken to roast and then use for soup...it might cost a small fortune, yet a split turkey breast is cheaper. Or buying two turkey legs, which I did not too long ago, just for soup, is super cheap. No clue why but it is fine with me as I prefer turkey! :)

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