Tortilla Soup with Chorizo and Turkey Meatballs

Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Cindy Barr  

Smoked chorizo gives Tortilla Soup with Chorizo and Turkey Meatballs a deep, smoky flavor without overpowering. This Tortilla Soup is a perfect go-to for parties or quick get-togethers.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 288
  • Fat: 11.1g
  • Saturated fat: 2.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.6g
  • Protein: 27.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 21.2g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Cholesterol: 95mg
  • Iron: 2.8mg
  • Sodium: 466mg
  • Calcium: 61mg

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup prechopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped seeded poblano pepper
  • 1 ounce smoked Spanish chorizo, finely chopped
  • 4 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can unsalted diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 corn tortillas, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 12 ounces 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

  1. 1. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion, poblano, and chorizo; sauté 2 minutes. Add stock and tomatoes; bring to a simmer. Stir in tortillas.
  2. 2. Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, and next 4 ingredients (through egg). Shape turkey mixture into 12 meatballs. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add meatballs; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. Add meatballs, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and corn to stock mixture, and simmer 5 minutes. Top with cilantro.
Note:

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