Saturday, December 01, 2007

Saturday Soup 8 Fall 2007

If you can stand one more turkey recipe, here is a delicious soup using turkey. However, it doesn't call for left-over turkey, but rather ground turkey.

Turkey Chili with Black Beans and Cumin Yogurt
Makes 12
servings

4 T. vegetable oil, divided
2-1/2 lbs. ground turkey breast
1-1/2 cups chopped yellow onions
2 T. minced garlic
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. each of ground cinnamon, dried basil, chili powder, freshly ground pepper, and ground sage
2 cans (19-3/4 oz. each) black beans, rinsed, drained and divided
2 cans (13-3/4 oz. each) fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, drained
2 cups frozen white shoepeg corn kernels

1) In large Dutch oven or heavy bottomed stock pot, heat 2 T. of oil. Add ground turkey in batches and brown. Drain fat from pan and set turkey aside.

2) Add remaining 2 T. of oil to the pan. Stir in onion and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add garlic, 1 tsp. salt, and the spices; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

3) In a blender, puree 1 can of beans with 1 can of chicken broth until smooth. Add to the pot with the remaining beans, the chilies, and the corn.

4) Bring to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Return turkey to the pot and heat through 2 minutes. Add up to one additional can of chicken broth if chili seems too thick.

5) Garnish each serving with 1 T. of cumin yogurt.

FOR CUMIN YOGURT GARNISH:

1/2 cup plain lowfat yogurt
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. salt

Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl.
Serve soup with a dollop of yogurt garnish on top.
Any special requests for a particular type of soup?
Tomorrow is our church's Bistro, so I will have 4 new recipes to draw on. Since I haven't tasted any of the soups, I need to do some research before I can make recommendations.

8 comments:

Beverly said...

Oh, that sounds so good. I love black beans. I'm traveling to my son's tomorrow. I'll share this recipe with them. Soup will be good on a cold day.

Ruth said...
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Ruth said...

(Sorry...couldn't stand my typo.)
This is definitely worth trying ...maybe in my crock pot on a workday.

Jean said...

I'd love a good minestrone. Haven't found a recipe that tastes "old fashioned".

ocean and forest walks said...

This looks really good especially as it is snowing out. Warm soup on a cold winter day. I think you should publish a recipe book of soups now for the winter.....

Pam said...

Sounds like a lovely chili, I like that you use turkey rather than beef. Since I'm allergic to chili powder, I'm passing this one on to my caregiver to try.

nina said...

That sounds delicious--we eat a lot of turkey and the warm spices sound appealing for the chilly days ahead. (Or is it the chili days ahead?)

Mary said...

Sounds so good - a nice variation from beef. After our grilled cheese and canned soup for dinner tonight, I decided to print this one out. Mmmmm.