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Poor Man’s Soup
Poor Man’s soup is the perfect meal to throw together when money is tight, or at the end of the week, before pay day. A lot of versions use ground beef, but I use ground turkey. It’s usually cheaper and it’s healthier. This recipe is so versatile, you can really change it up to your taste, and make it your own. Use this recipe as is, or as an inspiration.
Brown the turkey first, until no longer pink. Drain. For seasoning, I use poultry seasoning and, because we like spice, I use Creole or Cajun seasoning. Again, you can use beef, and use whatever seasoning you like.
Add frozen mixed veggies of your choice. Last night, I asked my son how he liked the soup. he said “It’s delicious, Mom. I like how you fit every vegetable known to man in it.” I am really lucky they love their veggies.
Add water to cover, and bullion cubes. (you can use chicken broth instead)
Bring to a boil, then simmer until vegetables are heated through.
My family likes their soup thick, so I always add some kind of grain, like barley or rice. The soup shown, I added a quinoa blend.
Serve and ENJOY!
- 1 to 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey (or ground beef)
- 1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes and green chilies (Rotel)
- 16 oz. package frozen mixed vegetables
- 6 chicken bouillon cubes
- 8 cups water
- salt and pepper to taste
- any other seasonings to suit your taste.
- Brown meat on stove top and drain grease.
- Combine all ingredients.
- Bring to a boil, then simmer for about an hour.
- Add salt, pepper and seasonings to taste.
- Serve and enjoy!
- This can also be prepared for the crock pot. Simply brown the meat and combine all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.