Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Cindy Barr    
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)

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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


January 04, 2018
My meatballs fell apart because I didn't read the reviews to add breadcrumbs.  However, I left them in large meatball-ish chunks and actually liked it.  We're going low carb, so it worked out well, although if you want them to look like the meatballs in the picture, you'll need some panko.  I also had to use Mexican chorizo (the ground kind) because that's all my store had.  A squeeze of lime at the end was perfect.  oh, and I used a squirt of the tube cilantro instead of fresh. My husband is not a soup guy because it doesn't fill him up, said it was filling.  We will make it again! 

Nice soup

January 19, 2019
Comes together pretty easily.  I thought the chorizo got lost in the mix, but the spouse disagrees.  The tortillas also seemed to disappear into the soup.  Added some bread crumb at the advice of previous reviewers.  Meatballs came together easily. 

MsLaurie's Review

May 05, 2014
This was very tasty but I needed to add some bread crumbs when making the turkeyballs, other wise they would not take the shape of a sphere. But lovely light tasting soup .

juliecw's Review

March 17, 2014
This was very tasty. I don't eat pork so I bought vegetarian chorizo, and the recipe still worked great!

JessicaJJM's Review

May 01, 2014

steponme's Review

February 16, 2015
Quick and delicious. Have a hard time finding Spanish chorizo in my local markets, substituted with a dry cured (not refrigerated) italian salami that listed paprika on the ingredients, this seem to work well. Topped soup with a few unsalted tortilla chips and about 1 1/2 tbs. of diced avocado.

AmerzRVT's Review

March 12, 2014

nhige1's Review

March 02, 2014

Kjersten's Review

February 28, 2014
This is a keeper recipe which I will make again and again! It went together pretty quickly and was delicious! I tend to make a lot of soup because it works into our busy lifestyle so when the kids saw I was making "soup again" they groaned but they were pleasantly surprised at how delicious it was. All four if us felt it was one if our favorite soup recipes. I wasn't able to buy ground turkey during my shopping trip, so substituted lean ground chicken. I was a bit afraid that this may be too spicy (my daughter doesn't like spicy) but it was well balanced and very flavorful.

daneanp's Review

December 15, 2014
I made a double batch and was very glad I did. Very flavorful. I needed 1/2 cup of panko crumbs to get the meatballs to stay together, otherwise I was true to the recipe. Next time I will used diced fire roasted tomatoes and add a squeeze of lime just before serving. DH loved it and wants to have it again soon.