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Turkey Tortilla Soup: Thankful that I Froze Thanksgiving Leftovers

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No offense, Dad, but we’re tired of the same savory turkey-vegetable-rice soup we make every year with Thanksgiving leftovers. We wanted to make a soup we would actually make in its own right this year. And I had the stock and shredded turkey meat all ready to go in the freezer. If this bird had to die, at least we are using every inch of its meat.

Then I found the perfect tortilla soup recipe that has the wearied post-Thanksgiving cook in mind. It’s from the Baltimore-based food blog Coconut & Lime. Fire-roasted tomatoes and green chiles gave the soup a smokey tang. Grated cheddar, avocado and tortilla chip toppings cooled the heat of the mildy spicy soup. Man, is this recipe a keeper! I might add black beans next time to make more of a turkey chili.

Any other notable turkey soup recipes out there?

Written by baltimoregon

December 9, 2008 at 1:34 am

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  1. Looks delicious. I will try it probably around bowl game time. How are things going? Miss you & Dan. Call sometime. Would love to talk to you.



    December 9, 2008 at 8:15 am

  2. No offense taken. Did you fire roast the tomatoes and corn or buy it that way? I would bet this could be done on gas burners to give it a little smoke.


    December 9, 2008 at 11:18 am

  3. Just bought the tomatoes canned and used regular frozen corn.


    December 9, 2008 at 11:57 am

  4. Virmania (should be Vaine?) is looking like the new #1 commenter ..


    December 9, 2008 at 12:47 pm

  5. This looks awesome! I think I might have to make this soon with leftover rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.


    December 9, 2008 at 1:25 pm

  6. Yeah one of the best tortilla soups I’ve had and really easy to make! I wouldn’t use a slow cooker…IT was really fast to make in a pot.


    December 9, 2008 at 1:33 pm

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