Sunday, September 12, 2010

Soup Recipe

I love soup! It's so yummy and filling and (most importantly) easy to make! I found an easy beef vegetable soup the other day in my pile of recipes and decided to make a variation of it. I tend to print recipes off the computer when I find something I like online--hence, the pile of papers mixed in with my cookbooks. This one was so easy to make, and Abby even had a second helping! Here's my version:

Turkey Vegetable Soup

3 lbs. ground turkey
Minced dried onions
Garlic powder
2 large cans Veg All
1 large can tomato juice
1 can Rotel

Brown turkey meat with generous amounts of onions and garlic powder and drain well. Drain vegetables, and empty into soup pot. Add can of tomato juice and Rotel; stir to combine. If you need to dilute the tomato juice, you may add a small portion of warm water (I did). Let simmer for one hour and serve. Great with shredded cheese and crackers!

NOTE: You can add any other vegetables to this soup, just be sure to drain them first!

The original recipe called for ground beef, but we eat a lot of ground turkey so that's what I had in the freezer. Also, I added the onion and garlic powder because I almost always add those to ground meat when I brown it--I love the flavor! This could also probably be made in the crockpot, but we were short on time so I did it on the stove. I just felt so good watching Abby eat an entire bowl full of meat and vegetables at dinner. This is just about the only way that will happen! :) It does make a huge pot of soup. so get ready to freeze some, have guests over, or take someone dinner one night!

What's your favorite soup recipe??


Aunt Donna said...

Sounds yummy! I am SOOOO looking forward to cooler weather, which translates to soup weather. This recipe is very similar to the one I make, except I use ground elk or venison. :)

Mom said...

I almost never buy ground turkey, but this recipe and your meatloaf recipe are making me reconsider. I'll have to try this! I'm still partial to ham-potato chowder -- see Curtis cookbook for details. :)

Kim Hodges said...

Sounds great! Looking forward to trying it!

Trisha said...

Sounds yummy! I love soup too, and have a bagrillion recipes. I will share!