This hearty, Southwestern-inspired chunky turkey soup eats like a meal, and it will warm your palate AND your "innards". Enjoy with fresh flour or corn tortillas or with tortilla chips, for convenience, and optional toppings like shredded Monterrey Jack cheese, sour cream, and/or cilantro.


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15 mins
8 hrs 40 mins
8 hrs 55 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  • Place poblano peppers directly on the oven rack and broil until the skins are blistered and starting to blacken, watching carefully, 4 to 6 minutes. Using tongs, turn poblano peppers and repeat until blackened on the other side. Place poblano peppers in a paper bag, close the bag, and set aside to cool.

  • Cook bacon in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat until brown and crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove from skillet, allow to cool slightly, and crumble. Set aside.

  • Add turkey to the same skillet and cook over medium-high heat until browned, stirring and breaking up the turkey as it cooks. Season with 1 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon coriander, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to medium, stir, and cook about 5 minutes. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, peel the poblano peppers and chop.

  • Pour skillet contents into a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Add peppers, remaining cumin and coriander, chicken broth, corn, potatoes, chili powder, and chipotle chili powder. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

  • Cover slow cooker and cook on Low until potatoes are tender, about 8 hours on Low or 4 hours on High. Stir in cream and cook on High until heated through, about 10 minutes. Serve with crumbled bacon and a lime wedge for each bowl.

Cook's Notes:

If you have a gas range, you may hold each poblano pepper over the open flame using tongs and roast that way instead of broiling.

Of course you can adjust the heat by reducing the amount of chili powder.

Nutrition Facts

524 calories; protein 29.7g; carbohydrates 29.4g; fat 33.6g; cholesterol 173.3mg; sodium 961.8mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (1)

Rating: 5 stars
It’s very delicious and easy to make. My whole family enjoys eating this soup. Everyone is asking me to make this dish again Read More