Ground turkey, kale vegetable soup

Last night I decided to make soup as when I left my Dad’s the night before he was making a soup and it spelled delicious.  Keep in mind I had been gone for a week so I didn’t know what hubby left me in the house to cook.  The best things about making a soup is you can usually find ingredients around the house to make some kind of soup.  I took inventory and this is what I came up with:



3 – 4 Tablespoons of olive oil

3 shallots, chopped

1/2 large onion, diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 celery stalk, chopped

3 large carrots, cut into rounds ( I prefer thicker about 1/2 inch)

1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks (I kept about the same size of my carrots)

Fresh green beans, ends cut and chopped into about 1- 1/2 inch pieces (about 2 cups)

1- 1/2 lbs ground turkey

1 1/2 Tablespoons Herbes de Provence

1 can of cannellini beans, rinsed (12-15 oz)

8 Cups chicken stock (2 cartons)

1 can of diced tomatoes, don’t drain (12-15 oz)

Kale, coarsely chopped (1-2 bunches or about 4 cups)

1 cup brown rice, cooked

Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oil in Dutch oven over med-high heat.
  2. Add the shallots, onion garlic, celery, carrots, green beans and bell pepper.  Add a sprinkling of salt and pepper.  Sauté while stirring frequently until vegetables start to soften.
  3. Add your ground turkey and continue sautéing until meat starts to brown (7 minutes), then add your herbs de Provence and cook for another 1-3 minutes.
  4. Add your beans, tomatoes with liquid, and chicken stock.  Bring to boil then turn down to low.
  5. Add the cup of cooked brown rice and kale.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Cover and simmer until vegetables are cooked (about 10-15 minutes)


If using brown rice remember it takes about 45-50 minutes to cook.

You need to taste your broth constantly to adjust your seasonings.  Salt and pepper go a long way and will also depend on the type of chicken stock you are using.


One thought on “Ground turkey, kale vegetable soup

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s