SAVORY SPINACH TURKEY SOUP

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Rev BJ Friley

By
@RevBJFriley

This is 1 of the many recipes that I have developed over my lifetime of outdoor life.

Tip: Many turkey hunters save only the white breat meat, but sound ethics dictate using all edible portions of the bird. This tasty method utilizes the dark meat.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
olive oil
1/2 c
chopped onion
2 large
garlic cloves, minced
2 c
peeled, chopped fresh tomatoes (canned tomatoes can be used if fresh tomatoes are not available)
4 c
turkey stock (see tip below)
1/2 c
quick cooking barley
1 can(s)
(16 oz.) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 c
cooked, finely chopped, wild turkey dark meat
5 oz
washed, chopped fresh spinach
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste (i prefer lots of pepper)

How to Make SAVORY SPINACH TURKEY SOUP

Step-by-Step

  • 1Place olive oil in a Dutch oven and saute onion and garlic until tender but not brown.
  • 2Add garlic after onions have cooked a bit to prevent garlic from getting too brown.
  • 3Add tomatoes and simmer for 5 - 10 minutes.
  • 4Add turkey stock and heat to boiling.
  • 5Add barley and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • 6Add kidney beans and dark turkey bits.
  • 7Heat to boiling and add spinach and basil.
  • 8Adjust seasonings and cook for 2 - 5 minutes until spinach is tender.
  • 9TIP FOR TURKEY STOCK (starting here and below): To prepare turkey and stock place legs, thighs and neck of wild turkey in a Dutch oven.
  • 10Cover with water.
  • 11Add 1 medium onion (chopped), 2 ribs celery (chopped), 2 carrots (chopped), 2 bay leaves, salt and pepper.
  • 12Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until turkey is tender.
  • 13Remove turkey and cool.
  • 14Chop turkey finely and remove gristle, skin and any fat.
  • 15The dark meat makes a thick broth.
  • 16Strain the broth twice to remove vegetables and bits of bone and foam.
  • 17This stock is delicious for soups and casseroles.
  • 18Canned broth is very high in sodium and preparing your own is an easy way to control salt intake.

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About SAVORY SPINACH TURKEY SOUP

Course/Dish: Turkey, Turkey Soups
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American