Recipe By JoyFullGrl
Published Mar 10th
Prep 15m Cook 50m Additional - Ready In 65m
Servings 8 servings Calories 272.9

Soothing Mexica-themed soup which can be enjoyed as a light meal or with garnishes that can make it more sinful. Freezes well.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ¼ pounds ground turkey
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups frozen corn
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ bunch chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 green chile pepper, halved lengthwise
  • ½ cup sliced black olives
  • 3 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water, or more as needed
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat and stir in the ground turkey. Cook and stir until the turkey is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Transfer turkey to a bowl; set aside.
  2. 2 In the same skillet, stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion is nearly translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots and celery. Continue to cook and stir until tender, about 8 more minutes.
  3. 3 Stir in the corn, garlic, taco seasoning, cumin, chili powder, dried oregano, and about 1/4 cup cilantro along with the cooked turkey. Cook and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  4. 4 Mix in the tomatoes, kidney beans, green chile pepper, olives, chicken broth, water, and lime juice. Season with salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and continue to simmer for 20 minutes. Remove chile halves, and garnish with the remaining cilantro before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 272.9
  • Carbohydrate 26.9 g
  • Cholesterol 54.6 mg
  • Fat 10.6 g
  • Fiber 6.3 g
  • Protein 19.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Sodium 1074 mg
  • Sugar 6.3 g

Chef's Notes

Make this vegetarian by substituting texturized vegetable protein/Quorn(R)/Boca Burger(R) crumbles for meat, and use vegetarian broth. Cans of tomato/broth/beans are large so rather than waste parts of the cans, I choose to make a large batch of soup and freeze half of it to enjoy another week. As is the case with all great cooks, please use the chili, salt, pepper, water and lime juice to make the soup as spicy or bland as you desire. Lower the fat content by cooking onions in 2 T chicken broth and 2 teaspoons olive oil, use fat free broth and omit the dairy products; Optional toppings include avocado slices, grated reduced fat Cheddar cheese, tortilla chips, Greek yogurt, and lime wedges.
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  1. If you want taco flavor...just make tacos. This soup disappoints. Lacks flavor. I used Mrs. Sages Taco packet so maybe that's where I went wrong. But I followed the recipe to a "t". I'm a personal chef and I've been cooking most of my life...since a young child. I went over the recipe ingredients list - Read more ...
  2. Not the best soup ever but good. To be fair I did not follow directions exactly. I browned turkey (1LB) with onion and carrot then spices then the remaining using only 2 cups chicken broth (low sodium) as it would have been very runny using more. I didn't have celery or corn and only used - Read more ...
  3. Most excellent! So much flavor and easy to put together
  4. 1st time on website & made this soup. My family loved it. I switched the kidney beans for pinto beans (canned) - this is a recipe for your box.
  5. This is great! Something different! The only problem we had was it is spicy. I used Mild Taco Seasoning and it was still spicy especially for the kids. If I did it again I would put a little bit of spices/taco seasoning in at a time. Very easy dinner.
  6. Really easy to make. Love the lime flavor and its really low in calories so it's good for you too!
  7. Very tasty soup! I didn't have taco seasoning so I simply added more chilli powder cumin. Some garlic powder and a dash of clove and cinnamon--and I sauteed the garlic and spices with the turkey first. Luckily I had some chicken stock on hand from a left over roast chicken. Highly recommend---I will make it - Read more ...
  8. Wow! Wonderful over a bowl of rice with a scoop of greek yogurt as a sour cream substitute.
  9. This is one of the best soups I have ever had! YUM! The thought of Taco Soup never appealed to me and boy was I missing out! Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe! I made a few minor changes based on what I had on hand and personal preferences. I used a can of drained - Read more ...
  10. Turkey Taco Soup Haiku: "Perfect as it is! I had to sub a few things. But wow, awesome soup!" My only changes were 1 lb. turkey, "Taco Seasoning I" instead of packet, a can of diced chili peppers (no fresh on hand), and less broth. Left my soup in the crock-pot for the afternoon and - Read more ...

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