Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fuel Your Body With This Super Loaded Ground Turkey & Vegetable Soup

It's funny how you end up with a great recipe. This one was the result of needing to use up the bok choy that was in my refrigerator. I like to use bok choy chopped up in my fresh salads and stir-fries, but I still had too much left over and didn't want it to be wasted.  So, I just started putting some things together and came up with a soup that has become a favorite at our house.

This is very thick and hearty, if you prefer a thinner soup then 2 lbs of ground turkey would probably be my suggestion. If you add more liquid then the seasonings will have to be adjusted as well.

Weight watchers can serve up a heaping cup for 4 points.

This is a yeast diet friendly soup and gluten free as well.

Ground Turkey & Vegetable Soup             Makes 14-16  cups (varies upon measurements)
3 lbs ground lean turkey (2 lbs is optional)
1 Tbsp. minced onion
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
2 tsp. oregano leaves
4 stalks celery, chopped or sliced
4 large carrots, sliced
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 stalks bok choy, chopped or sliced
1 cup fresh or frozen corn
1 (14.5oz) can green beans, drained - cut in bite size pieces
2 (28oz) cans of tomatoes, pureed
1 (28oz) can of water
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 1/2 tsp. basil leaves
2 tsp. oregano leaves

Brown ground turkey in a large skillet. Drain meat in a strainer. Put cooked meat in a large kettle. Add the next 5 seasonings and cook about 2 minutes. Add chopped celery, sliced carrots, chopped onion and bok choy and cook about 3minutes. Add all the other ingredients. Mix well.
Bring to a boil and let simmer 40 minutes or until all vegetables are cooked.

That's it. Simple, healthy and delicious all in one big pot.  Delicious served with cornbread or Soft Pretzels.


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