This is an EXCELLENT soup. Healthy and incredibly tasty. I don't make the tortilla strips. I crush Doritos and sprinkle some on top of each bowl as a garnish (a little more control on the amount). I also use the entire 6 oz can of tomato paste and add diced fresh tomatoes as part of the garnish. We prefer the turkey to be shredded (I make the turkey breast in the crock pot and shred). Huge hit in our house!!!!
The lime amazingly adds the perfect flavor!
We also make a Southwest Caesar Salad to go with it.
I altered this recipe slightly, because I wanted to use what I had on-hand. I used chicken (although this will be my go-to way to utilize excess turkey next TG), and sliced, oiled, and oven-baked fresh tortilla strips instead of frying them. But I basically followed the rest of the recommendations, even using feta, which I don't like. But this recipe was excellent! I'd intended to eat the last little bit for lunch the next day, but it was so good, I ate it for breakfast.
I admit I did alter the recipe a bit, but it was a great way to use the turkey carcass for the broth and meat. I doubled the recipe and added 1 tsp. of groud cumin with the chile powder. After simmering for about 20 minutes I added the corn, black beans, an undrained can of Rotel tomatoes with chilis (instead of fresh) and 1 large can of drained white hominy. I let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Excellent soup!
This recipe is fabulous! A true winner.
Great flavor - I added some ground cumin- where I toasted the seeds and ground it myself. Drained petite dice tomatoes instead of fresh. Penzey's medium-hot chili powder.
This was great! I used chicken and homemade chicken stock instead, and I baked the tortilla strips instead of frying them. This was even better as leftovers the second day!
This recipe really is a great way to use your leftover turkey in an unexpected way. I skipped the tortillas and only used lime juice and cilantro for the garnishes. I'm sure that store bought stock would be great, but the homemade turkey stock was excellent.
Great way to use leftover turkey! I added a sprinkle of cayenne pepper at the end. Of the suggested garnishes, the lime is most important to flavor the soup.
I made this soup for a casual dinner with friends and everyone loved it--even the one who doesn't like Mexican food. I used leftover roasted chicken and canned stock and it was great. The toppings really make the soup!
I made this recipe with leftover chicken and canned chicken stock. It was very good. The extra stuff you add to the broth transforms it into a delicious soup. You could even use shrimp. And the garnishes make it fun to eat. One thing though, this is not a masa-thickened tortilla soup like you will commonly find.