Turkey Tortilla Soup

– 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
– 1/2 cup yellow onion – diced
– 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
– 1 tablespoon tomato paste
– 1 quart (4 cups) chicken broth
– 6 sprigs cilantro
kosher salt to taste
-1 package tortilla strips
– 1 cup turkey, dark or white meat – diced
– 3/4 cup tomatoes – diced
– 1/2 cup frozen corn

– 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally until just soft and beginning to brown. Approximately 5 minutes.
Add chili powder and tomato paste, stirring continuously 15-30 seconds.
Don’t let chili powder scorch.
Pour in chicken broth and scrape bottom of pan with spoon to loosen cooked bits.
Add cilantro sprigs and bring soup to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, uncovered, until broth has reduced by approximately 1/3 (20-30 minutes).
Take out cilantro sprigs and season to taste with salt.
Add turkey, tomatoes, and beans; heat through.
Put in bowls, top with tortilla strips.
Garnish with avocado, cheese, cilantro and dollops of sour cream. Add lime slices if desired.

About The Author


Candy is the community manager for TMJ Hope. She is the official ‘take care of people’ person, content writer, and Stacy wrangler (the hardest job so far!). As the parent of a child with TMJD, Candy has a unique perspective on the daily struggles of not just TMJD patients, but of their families and caregivers, too.

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