Smoked Turkey Soup

Smoked Turkey Soup

What are you doing with that leftover turkey? I’m making soup! I smoked it on Friday, then boiled the leftover legs, thighs, and breast plate to make a rich, smoky broth. Keep the meat for your soup and discard any bones and nonedibles!

I added 4 c chicken broth to make it a litter richer.

Here’s what I did next:
2-3 c smoked turkey, chopped
1 white onion, diced
1/4 bell pepper, diced
2 medium carrots, diced
3 new potatoes, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1 c canned peas
1 c canned corn
1 c canned green beans
1/2 c barley
1 tsp garlic powder
1 T chili powder
4-5 bay leaves
1 T bacon drippings (or oil)
Salt & pepper to taste

Bring broth to a boil, and add potatoes and barley. Cover and let this cook while you sauté the other raw veggies in bacon fat or oil, about 10 minutes.

Add this to your broth. Then add the canned ingredients, bay leaves and seasonings.

Bring to a boil and reduce to low heat. Ready in about an hour.

You can add noodles or rice if you want to…I go with barley because it doesn’t get mushy. Gonna be a good cloudy, cold day in Wylie! Enjoy! 😋

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