Slow-cooker Turkey Tortilla Soup

It’s just before Thanksgiving and already two questions are coming up: what are you going to do with all that leftover turkey and what are you going to do to relax after the hectic stress of the holiday weekend? The answer to both questions: you’re going to fix some Turkey Tortilla Soup in your slow-cooker while you’re relaxing at Clabough’s Campground and Cabins. This recipe will allow you to fix it and forget it as you’re kicking back in your RV or in one of the many cabins or vacation homes here at Clabough’s.

The Turkey Tortilla Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb cooked turkey (4 cups), shredded or chopped
  • 1 med. Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • juice from ½ lime

    A little lime juice brightens the flavor a bit.

    A little lime juice brightens the flavor a bit.

  • 1 avocado, pitted and cut to ½ inch chunks
  • 1 can diced green chiles (4 oz)
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
  • 1 can whole kernel corn (14.5 oz)
  • 2 cans black beans (14.5 oz)
  • 3 cans low-sodium chicken broth (5-6 cups)
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 bag tortilla strips or chips
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese, grated
This Turkey Tortilla Soup is rich in color, texture, and flavor.

This Turkey Tortilla Soup is rich in color, texture, and flavor.

Cooking the Tortilla Soup

  1. As you’re putting away the leftover turkey after Thanksgiving, be sure to save a little for soup. Even cooked turkey that has been frozen for quite a while will work well for this recipe. Before you put it into the pot, either chop it into bite-sized pieces or shred it, depending on your texture preferences.
  2. Since the meat is already cooked, you won’t have any additional steps to prepare everything for the pot. Just drop in the turkey, the onion, the garlic, the lime juice, all of the canned ingredients, and the spices. Set the slow-cooker to high for 6 hours. Relax in your RV or cabin while the soup cooks.
  3. When you’re ready to serve, place your tortilla strips or lightly crushed chips into the bowls. Add some of the avocado chunks. Ladle the soup over the chips and avocado. Garnish with a few more chips and some cheese.

This soup is the best of all possible worlds. It’s rich with color, texture and taste. It’s quite hearty, enough to satisfy a big hunger. And best of all, it’s super easy.

Enjoy!

A nice hot bowl of Turkey Tortilla Soup.

A nice hot bowl of Turkey Tortilla Soup.

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