Monday, December 1, 2008

Lowcarb Turkey Soup

What to do with leftovers?

We never have leftovers at our house...

The turkey is eaten fast!

This Thanksgiving I decided to roll up my sleeves and save the nitty gritty. I boiled the entire turkey carcass and saved the stock for future soups.
Using a strainer, I separated the meat from the bone and fat.

I was able to extract enough stock for three pots of soup. I froze 2 bags and saved the other bag for today's dinner. There was enough turkey (extracted from the bone) to make a pot of soup.

This soup is spicy and wonderful!
Chop 2 medium onions
Dice some celery
2 cans of undrained green beans
1 can of undrained Rotel (diced tomatoes/green chilies)
1 cup of frozen peas
Sea salt
Pepper
Minced garlic
* * * If you're not using turkey leftovers, then toss in a couple of raw boneless chicken thighs or breasts in a pot of water, boil till cooked. Dice chicken and toss back into same pot/chicken broth and add veggies and Rotel.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey Helen, that looks fantastic. I often crock pot cook a turkey breast for Sunday lunch then take the carcass and do the same.

Are you guys low carbing again???

I am going to once holidays are over.

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I miss you!

Lori

Texas Mom said...

Hey Lori,

Well, we are going on Sugar Busters after the Holidays... Alan has to watch his sugar.

No "low carbing" during the holidays!! hehe

Hope u had a great Thanksgiving!!!

Stay in touch!

Texas Mom said...

Oh by the way, Lori. I'm going to be dwindling down my ebay store and moving over to Etsy. Just tired of those high fees. I'll prob just do auctions here and there.

Hope all is well!

Daisy said...

I'm visiting alot of blogs with delicious food pictures .. and here's another one ... I'm seriously hungry now! That soup looks very, very good!

Patty said...

Is this the first time you tried making soup from leftover bones? It makes the best soup!

Are you getting addicted to the freezer yet? It’s amazing how much money a person can save using one. Ours stays stocked to the brim with broth, leftovers, and sale meats and pretty much anything you can think of.

Sunny said...

Looks good:-)We had turkey soup last night, and stir fry tonight with turkey fried rice.

Posh And Trendy Living Frugal said...

Looks yummy!! I'm still waiting to make my turkey noodle soup. Everyone was shocked at dinner last night when I served them pork chops, fried potatoes and cabbage.. they were expecting the turkey.
They were actually very pleased they didn't have to eat the bird again :)

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hmm. This soup looks great. We love spicy!!!!