Sunday, February 6, 2011


Okay, today is Super Bowl Sunday and I started cooking at 10 AM. Making homemade KJo's Ground Turkey Vegetable Soup. The house smells amazing!!! Here's the problem...I made this for the family but everyone is practically gone for the day. Ugh! Eric (hubby) was called into work from the county (guess a winter blast is coming again tonight) and then Katie is off to watch her boyfriend play at his basketball game with her friends.  That is what happens when you have a 17 year old. The younger two are here still but I was cooking for a full house and now I am down to! Thought I was going to have all my kids home and friends over today but no luck! Anyway, lots of soup, chicken wings and breaded mushrooms that may end up now in the fridge until tomorrow when everyone will be home.  LOL

Start with 32 oz Beef Broth - 99% Fat Free or Organic
5 to 8 cups of water
1/2 of a 26.46 oz of POMI chopped tomatoes (100% Fresh Italian Tomatoes)
((If you can not find POMI brand, then use something else that you feel would be similar))
POMI is my fav and has the best taste!  You can find it at Whole Foods.
Then added 3 stalks of celery
1 cup of peas
1 cup of corn
1 cup of cut carrots
1 cup of cut green beans
(or you can add a ((semi homemade)) frozen mixed vegetable bag - 1/2 of a 2.5 lb bag)
1/2 cup of onion
1 - 15.5 oz can of great northern beans
salt and pepper to taste (I am not a big salt user but this may need more then a pinch if you want it flavorful - like maybe 7 or 8 pinches)
Bring to a boil and then add 2 packages of 1.2 lbs of ground turkey.  The turkey can actually stay solid out of the freezer, just plop it into the boiling liquid contents within the pot.  Turn down the burner to medium-high and then add the frozen turkey meat.  About 35 minutes to cook within the liquid.

Then pull out the ground turkey and place within your food processor and give it a few pulses until meat is like the below consistency.  Next, place the ground turkey back within the soup pot on medium.

Now to add the pasta.  I use the Barilla Ditalini 1 lb box, about half a box within the soup pot liquid.

Bring your burner up to about medium high and give it about 20 minutes.  Make sure to stir, so the noodles do not stick to the bottom of the pan.

You are done!  tUMMyS will be fULL!

This soup does not last long because everyone comes up for double helpings :). Enjoy!

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