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Hearty Barley Turkey Soup

Hearty Barley Turkey Soup

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Just the best turkey soup ever. If you brined your turkey, you will need to add less salt to the soup.

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  • Calories:
  • 113 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 1.5 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 471 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring water and turkey carcass to a boil in a large pot; add 1 1/2 cup chopped onion, 3 stalks celery, 1/2 cup chopped carrot, peppercorns, 1 pinch thyme, and 1 bay leaf. Simmer, skimming excess fat and foam from top of stock as needed, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Add more water to stock as it evaporates. Remove carcass from stock and cool. Pull meat from bones and shred; refrigerate until needed. Strain stock and return liquid to pot.
  2. Mix 1 1/2 pounds carrots, 2 onions, 6 stalks celery, barley, mushrooms, 2 bay leaves, salt, marjoram, black pepper, and 1 pinch thyme into turkey stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer soup, stirring occasionally, until barley is fully cooked, 1 hour and 20 minutes. Add turkey meat to the soup and simmer for 10 more minutes. Remove bay leaves before serving.
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Reviews

govros4
5
2/9/2013

Great recipe - thank you. I roasted a boneless turkey breast with olive oil, rosemary and thyme and added to the soup to 'boost' the turkey content since we didn't have any leftovers and the carcass was a bit slim on meat. My hubby and 3 yr old loved it. Will definitely make again.

Besstastik
3
4/7/2014

This was delicious! I did modify it a bit. I added parsnips to when making the stock. And when assembling the soup I went ahead and sautéed all the veggies (added parsnips here too, I love parsnips!) before adding them just to intensify the flavor. Then made a simple rue of 2tbs coconut oil 2tbs butter and a 1/4c flour. To thicken it and make it heartier and more stew like! Again it was AM-A-ZING!

anewcomb
3
1/12/2014

This soup was awesome! Only thing I added was a little extra salt. My husband actually said "wow!" And started telling his friends how good it was! Will DEFINITELY make this again!