Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Turkey Taco Soup

I love soup because it’s so filling and I love Mexican food, so when I came across this recipe I was so excited to try it! There as so many variations on this I’m not sure where it originated.

I was originally intended to make “lasagne” soup by afarmgirlsdabbles but because I used a slow cooker and because of my love of Mexican food; it turned into a pasta free, Mexican style soup instead.

I’m not a big meat eater so if you’re big on meat you may want to double the amount of turkey but keep in mind that it’s meant to be a soup and not a pasta sauce. You can use a slow cooker or stove top for this recipe, I prefer the slow cooker as it uses no oil and it’s easier.

If you’re looking for a low sodium version; use salt reduced stock and beans with no added salt. You could also try lime juice instead of salt for seasoning!

Healthy Turkey “Taco” Soup – Serves 6

Nutritional info Per Serving

Serving Size: about 1 1/3 cups ~ ProPoints: 6 ~ Calories: 233 ~ Total Fat 2.5 ~ Carbohydrates: 33.8 ~ Protein 20.8

Light cooking spray (for stovetop only)
400g kidney Beans, drained
250g lean Turkey mince
1 onion chopped
2 garlic clove, crushed and chopped
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp ground coriander
1 tbs cumin
2 cans (400g each) of crushed tomatoes
2tbs tomato paste
3 cups of fat free chicken stock
1 capsicum
100 g corn
¼ cup of Coriander leaves, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

TOPPINGS (extra calories/points)

Chopped shallots
Light Sour cream
Reduced fat mozzarella
Light ricotta
Tortilla chips

Stove top directions

Spray pan with oil and the garlic and onion. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes until it starts to colour. Add turkey mince and brown over a medium heat. Add the dried herbs along with the tomatoes, stock and beans. Simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes.

Just before serving stir in the fresh coriander leaves and season with salt and pepper. Serve with your favourite toppings.

Slow cooker directions

Place all ingredients (except coriander) into the cooker and cook on low for 4 – 6 hours. Stir through chopped coriander just before serving. Add your favourite toppings and serve. I definitely recommend a big dollop of sour cream or ricotta cheese to top it off.



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