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Thanksgiving Turkey Soup

No recipe image available.Turkey soup with fresh vegetables, long grain rice, peppercorns, and chive dumplings. Recipe submitted by Regina Bedarf.

Recipe Ingredients:

Broth:
1 Honeysuckle White Whole Turkey, leftover, cut in pieces (carcass)
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 to 4 ribs celery, coarsely chopped (leaves included)
1 large onion, quartered
3 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
Water as needed (to barely cover carcass)
1 tablespoon peppercorns, black
3 cloves, whole
2 bay leaves
1 lemon

Soup:
6 to 8 cups vegetables, fresh (carrots, broccoli, corn, etc.)
1 teaspoon thyme, dried
1 teaspoon oregano
1 cup long grain rice, uncooked (or more for desired thickness)
bouillon as needed
1 Honeysuckle White Whole Turkey, leftover meat

Dumplings: (optional)
1 cup Bisquick baking mix
1/3 cup milk
1 large egg
Chives, dried or fresh as needed

Cooking Directions:

  1. Broth: Sauté celery, carrots, and onions in hot oil on medium heat until softened (8-10 minutes) Add carcass, peppercorns, cloves, bay leaves and juice of 1 lemon. Cover with water; bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer gently for 2 to 3 hours. Strain broth through fine mesh colander lined with cheese cloth. Pick meat off of bones when cool enough to handle and set aside. Discard carcass and vegetables. Return broth to pot and skim off any fat.
  2. Soup: Add fresh vegetables with seasonings, rice, salt and pepper to taste. Simmer gently for 30 minutes. Add leftover turkey meat. Adjust seasonings by adding more salt, pepper, lemon juice or bouillon, if needed.
  3. Chive Dumplings (optional): Mix Bisquick, milk, egg and chives. Drop by spoonfuls into simmering.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Honeysuckle White, a division of Cargill, Incorporated. Used with permission.