Sunday, December 29, 2013

Turkey and Barley Soup

What happens when you accidentally defrost too much ground turkey and don't know what to make with it? You come up with an awesome new recipe, of course!
That is exactly what happened. I didn't want 40 burgers that week so instead I made up this great filling soup. My family really liked it and so I knew I needed to share it with you all.


Turkey and Barley Soup
500 grams ground turkey
1/2-1 Tb olive oil
1 chopped onion
2 sliced carrots
1 tsp dried dill
1 tsp dried parsley
shake of pepper
1 tsp salt (or more)
shake of celery seed
6 cups water
1/2 cup barley
2 handfuls of chopped spinach- I used frozen

Heat the oil in a soup pot. Add in the ground turkey and make sure to break it up into very small pieces. In this soup it is best that there aren't any big chunks of turkey. When it is basically cooked through add in the onions and carrots. Saute till the onions begin to soften. Add in the spices and give a stir. Then add in the barley and water. Bring to a boil and then simmer covered till the barley is soft. Should be about 30 minutes, maybe a little longer. Then add in the chopped spinach and cook for another 10 minutes or so. You may also need to add in more water, about 1-2 cups, as it might be too thick.


Turkey soup may sound strange but it is so good that I think you need to get over the strangeness and make it

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1 comment:

  1. Okay, okay, I'll try it. I'll let you know what I think :-) on the menu for next week.

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