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A bowlful of turkey soup with tomatoes and veggies.
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5 from 7 votes

Turkey Tortilla Soup

A Delicious soup filled with turkey, black beans, corn and green chilies.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Kathy



  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • ¼ cup corn meal
  • 8-10 cups turkey or chicken broth
  • 1 8 oz can roasted chili peppers chopped
  • 2 cups cooked turkey shredded or chopped
  • 1 14.5 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 ½ cups frozen corn kernels
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Tortilla Strips

  • 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 12 corn tortillas


  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • ¼ cup green onions chopped



  • Saute onions.
  • When soft, add garlic and corn meal. Stir over low heat for 1 minute.
  • Add chili powder. Stir for 1 minute. Do not overcook chili powder or it will turn bitter.
  • Add broth and cook over medium heat until simmering.
  • Add black beans, corn, turkey and tomatoes.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Simmer for an additional 5 minutes until heated through.


  • Slice corn tortillas into thin strips.
  • Place on a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray.
  • Toss strips with your fingers and spray again.Sprinkle with taco seasoning. 
  •  Place in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and toss lightly.Return to oven for an additional 10 minutes or until strips are crispy. 



Tips for making turkey tortilla soup

  • If your family doesn't like spicy, decrease the amount of chili powder used.
  • Most canned chilies have a heat index - mild, medium or hot. Select the type that best fits your taste.
  • Add all the juices from the canned tomatoes. 
  • Be certain to rinse all the sauce from the canned black beans before using in this soup.
  • Can also be made using leftover chicken.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 1297mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 418IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg