Friday, October 22, 2010

Cinnamon Spiced Turkey Soup





Hi All, there might be a slight lull is posting in the coming week. My mom is in town and I simply must devote her, my full daughter attention.



My mom lives in a really quiet town in Ohio, when I visit I am transported back into a small town atmosphere. In my visit to Ohio there was so much nature it hurt, in fact I counted over 42 dead animals on the side of the road on our trip home from the airport. I realize that might be grotesque info to some, but here in San Diego I NEVER see dead animals…I was in shock perhaps!







Now that I have steered off course (and perhaps lost the ole appetite), let us talk about a favorite soup I am bringing back. Way back in march in the beginning..not of the universe but the beginning of this blog (Just in case there was confusion) I posted this fab recipe for Turkey Soup…Over 12 pots later I think I would like to share it again.



I would also like to wish you all a fun & festive Halloween week, just in case we don’t see each other for a week or so.







INGREDIENTS

1 Onion, finely chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 ¼ pounds ground turkey
8 oz of canned green chili peppers, chopped
1 tbs cumin
1 tbs dried oregano
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cayenne pepper (based on the heat you want!)
(3) 15 oz cans of white beans, 1 should be pureed
4-5 cups of chicken broth
2 cups of shredded Monterey jack cheese
2 tbs Cornstarch
1 cup of cooked instant white rice


DIRECTIONS


In a large pot over a medium high heat brown your turkey, onion, and garlic together. Add the chili peppers next then all of the spices and let cook another 3-4 minutes. Next comes the beans, you will want to add the 2 cans of whole beans drained and the pureed beans from the 3rd can. After that you can add in your chicken broth (mixed in with 2 tbs cornstarch), cheese & cooked rice. Let this come to a simmer, and…enjoy!


It just gets better and better! Truly a STAR Soup!

36 comments:

Eliana said...

Hmmm - your soup looks perfect and oh so comforting :)

Lyndsey said...

Oh what a cute post! The soup looks awesome. And maybe you can even use leftover turkey from the holidays instead of the ground turkey! Thanks for sharing.

My family lives in Michigan and talk abaout a lot of nature. It seems if you haven't hit at least one deer you haven't been driving! Lucky I got out before I did!

The Comfort of Cooking said...

This soup is full of all the flavors I know and love, and everyone's favorite bird come this time of year - Turkey! I'm not cooking one this year, but I'm sure a lot of people will be using this recipe with their leftover meat. Thanks for sharing, Jen!

Susi said...

The soup sounds awesome! Perfect for those chilly evenings which we are slowly getting as well. Have fun with your mom! Family time is so important, we'll all be here when you get back :o)

Ami said...

mmmm sounds yummy and I bet it makes the house smell yummy too!! Have fun with your mom, my mom is in town visiting too from a little town far away!!

Tracy said...

Yum, it's like Thanksgiving dinner in a bowl!!

aipi said...

That's a hearty,comforting bowl of soup..nice combo of ingredients!

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Monet said...

Your creativity never fails to amaze me. Not only in your recipes, but in your writing and photographs. I just loved that last cookie cutter shot. Have a wonderful time with your mom...family is so very important.

Marcellina said...

Your soup looks so hearty and full of goodness. We don't actually use a lot of turkey in our cooking. In fact we can't buy much turkey meat expect whole turkeys at Christmas. I'm from a small town ( like your Mom) so maybe in cities it is more available.

Raina said...

Sounds wonderful. Great flavors. I am so in the mood for this soup now.

Have a great time with your mom! Happy Halloween:)

PALATABLE said...

Looks flavorful with great mix of spices, have a enjoyable time with your mom and happy weekend dear..

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Angie's Recipes said...

A very flavourful soup! Love the "star" shot.

Chef Dennis said...

what a wonderfully flavorful soup!! I would give it more than one star. I agree it so sad to see animals on the side of the road...I pass too many on my way to work.

Brownieville Girl said...

What a fantastic flavour combination.

Enjoy your time with your mother.

Laurie @simplyscratch said...

Im DEFINATELY making this!! Sounds fantastic!!!

Val said...

I love the addition of cinnamon! My mouth is totally watering!!! I hope you and your mom have a great time!!!

Sue said...

Cinnamon is an interesting addition. Reminds me of the empanadas I've had...meat and raisins(savory and sweet). Sounds like a flavorful recipe! Have fun with your mom!

Jade said...

This soup sounds hearty and warming. Have a great time with your mom!

Bridgett said...

Very warming and really a unique recipe. Enjoy your time with your mom.

theUngourmet said...

I'm all over this yummy soup! I'm loving all of those delicious spices. That last photo is so fun!

Have a great time with your mom! :)

shaz said...

That does sound like a star soup indeed! Have a great time with your mum.

shari @ little blue deer said...

I cannot even tell you how amazing that sounds! XX!

Beth said...

Your soup sounds great. Have a fun week with your family!

À LA GRAHAM said...

Yum! Wish I had a bowl right now as I am staring outside at a raining fall day! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Flourchild said...

This really sounds great! I am so happy you shared the recipe with us!
Have fun with your mom!

Kristen said...

What a fun flavor combination! That soup is definitely worth trying. Have a great time with your mom.

Missy said...

I would love some of that right now...YUMMMYYYYY

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Missy
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Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderfully spicy, warming and comforting soup!

Cheers,

Rosa

Cristina {Teenie Cakes} said...

Oh! :( That makes me sad about the animals on the side of the road in Ohio.

Comforting, delicious soup for this rainy day. I luv your last image about it being a star soup. Nicely done! :)

Ingrid said...

Have fun hangin' with your moms! :)

Love the photo of the spices and the one with your hubs hand holding the star...cool!
~ingrid

Clements Family said...

It is officially soup season here. The weather has dropped drastically and we even have snow! This looks perfect!

Fashion Meets Food said...

someone told me about a soup like this! I think I really need to consider giving it a try!

xo

newlywed said...

I've never had cinnamon in soup, but I just can't get enough of that spice. I put it in playdough this month for my preK class...they love it!

M @ Betty Crapper said...

Have a great time with your mom. I wish it was a bit cooler in South Florida to enjoy soup right now.

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Design Wine and Dine said...

I love this recipe! have a nice time with your mom!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Looks like a white chile chili! It looks delicious! Thanks!