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.





Enjoy!





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