Thursday, January 21, 2010

Guiltless Turkey Taco Soup

The weather outside is just beautiful! The temperature has been hoovering in the upper 60's so it has been almost spring like. Even though it's a little warmer during the day we still have our cooler temps at night. However, being in the area of the world we are...if you blink the weather will change in an instant. So I am savoring every precious sun beam that I can.

On the menu for tonight is yet another hearty, tasty yet light meal...soup! I just love my soups. What a great way to stretch the budget but also warm the soul.

Guiltless Turkey Taco Soup
1 lb. lean ground turkey
1 med. onion, diced
1 sm. bell pepper, diced (or 1/3 c. frozen diced bell pepper)
1 Tblsp. minced garlic
2 Tblsp taco seasoning
2 (15oz) cans black beans, rinsed & drained
1 (14.5oz) can rotel (or other brand diced tomatoes w/ green chilies), undrained
1 (15oz) can whole kernel corn, drained & rinsed
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
salt & pepper to taste
2 c. turkey stock (I use homemade but use low sodium if you buy it)
1 to 1-1/2 c. water
salt & pepper to taste

In a preheated, dutch oven cook turkey meat, onions and bell pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Stir frequently to prevent sticking.

Add in garlic, taco seasoning, beans, rotel, corn, stock and tomato sauce. Season with salt & pepper to your taste. Stir well. Add water if soup is too thick. Bring to a boil then reduce heat heat to low. Allow to simmer for about 30 minutes. Soup will reduce and thicken as it simmers.

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