My aunt sent me this recipe after we hosted Thanksgiving and had tons of turkey left over. I made a change to it the first time, but it was one of the best soups I've ever tasted. The change I made was to use salsa verde (the green salsa) instead of regular salsa, since we didn't have any on hand. The rest of the ingredients were already in our kitchen. The second time around, I used regular mild salsa, a large can of crushed tomatoes, and instead of chicken flavoring used a beef soup base dissolved in water, where I had used the chicken soup base before. It was a different flavor, but still very good. I also used browned ground turkey the second time, since the leftovers were long gone. It was great! You can probably use chicken or browned ground beef as well. I'm going to also try it with pork loin if I have leftovers. On the side this time, I melted a little cheddar cheese on top of a plate of tortila chips and sprinkle that with cumin and chili powder. We used those to dip into the soup. It was so good as something to add a little crunch. This recipe is staying in my recipe box and also getting printed out so I always have it.
You can used kidney beans in it as well. I guess I made more changes than I thought! The cilantro I used was dried, so I just sprinkled it in without measuring. The important thing is that it's so versatile that as long as you stick with the basic seasonings and water proportions, you can't go wrong no matter what you add.
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My aunt sent me this recipe after we hosted Thanksgiving and had tons of turkey left over. I...