Friday, January 18, 2013

Southwestern Turkey and Black Bean Soup

Did you make turkey stock and freeze it after the holidays? Maybe you still have the bones in the freezer waiting for inspiration? Here's a great option that's totally different than the standard turkey/veggie/noodle soup... Southwestern Turkey and Black Bean. This is one of those soups that's even better after it rests and the flavors mingle for a while and is easily adapted to your tastes.
While a little camera shy... it has Supermodel taste:@)
I love beans but cut back to one can of black beans and subbed 1 1/2 cups frozen corn, the little bites 
of sweetness are great! I tried to keep this more of a broth based soup than a chunky one.
Even if you leave the jalapeno out I think you'll love this soup.

Southwestern Turkey and Black Bean Soup-adapted from
1 Tblsp vegetable oil-I used olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 jalapeno (optional)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tblsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1 quart homemade turkey stock-you could make this with chicken too
15 oz can diced tomatoes-Mike says drained, I added the juice-Rotel would be good too
4 C black beans, if using canned (2 cans)-drain and rinse
4 C cooked turkey, cubed or shredded-just add as much as you want or have
Juice of one lime-I bet this is amazing, I didn't have it and added a hearty splash of cider vinegar
1 Tblsp brown sugar
S&P-I had Chipotle Salt so I used it
  1. Cook the onion and jalapeno in oil for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, cook for a minute. 
  3. Add the spices, cook for a few seconds then add the stock, tomatoes and corn. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer for a while (maybe 15 minutes). 
  4. Add the turkey and beans and heat through.
  5. Add lime or vinegar and brown sugar.
  6. S&P to taste-enjoy!
Eat well and have a happy day:@)


  1. Boy, I wish I had saved that turkey bone. I'm crazy about anything with black beans and this looks delicious Lynn.

  2. I just might have to make another batch of stock! This sounds really good! Have a great weekend!

  3. We love soup and this spicy offering looks perfect for our cold weather!


  4. I love soup all year, but really love it in this cold weather. I also like this recipe because it is a healthy option and would still have lots of flavor. I don't have turkey stock, but I think it would be great with chicken stock as well. Thanks!

  5. That looks really good, Lynn. You are such a good cook, and you inspire me. I've tried lots of the recipes you've published. Always fun to try something new! Have a great wknd, Lynn!
    xo Beth

  6. I sure want me some,I love recipes with black beans,I guess I'm on a black bean kick,I got to try this,I don't have any turkey or turkey stock,so I'm gonna go with chicken.
    I always enjoy your blogs/photo's and recipes.
    ~Jo @ LoblollyLane

  7. If this soup is as good as it looks it has to be delicious! I love soup anyway and use a lot of black beans so this is a keeper recipe. Thanks for sharing.........

    The French Hutch

  8. I do have a turkey carcass and some turkey in the freezer :) This looks like a perfect way to use them. Love all of the flavors in this! Hope to try it soon.

  9. This looks wonderful! I don't have any turkey carcasses in the freezer but I do have a bunch of chicken bones .......... hmmmm.........

  10. I bet the lime does make a wonderful southwestern taste. Or maybe you can just skip the soup and use it to make a margarita then whatever you serve will be fine.

  11. This looks like a good heary soup and I've been on a real soup kick this winter. I love comfort foods!!!

  12. Nice and healthy soup recipe! Love the black beans in it.

  13. It has been so cold - this would really hit the spot and help me to warm up!! I'd love to have you come and link up at Taste and Tell Thursdays!

  14. Looks like just the thing to warm a tummy on a cold day.

  15. I love a good southwestern soup. I think most people do. This looks delicious and filling with the protein and fiber rich black beans. YUM!

  16. This looks wonderfully comforting. We add corn to everything also. Corn and green chili. Love the color of this.

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  18. Thanks for the reminder that flavored vinegar is a good substitute for a citrus acid. I always learn a lot here!

  19. This looks delicious Lynn and it's definitely soup weather here! I love your addition of corn! Trader Joe's has a frozen fire roasted corn that has tons of flavor that I like to keep in the freezer for salsas and soups :)


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