Turkey Barley Soup

Turkey Barley Soup

by Dylan Marshall 1 year ago
4.9 (7)
3 hours
262.1 kcal
21 g carbs
Description

I've made this soup the past 3 Christmases, using a stock made from the bones from the turkey. I believe that this year I perfected it! A comforting and hearty soup for a cold winter day.

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 pounds turkey bones
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 16 cups water
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 1 cup barley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chopped cooked turkey
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves stripped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ lemon, juiced
Directions
  1. 1. Heat vegetable oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add turkey bones to hot oil; cook, turning occasionally, until browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer bones to a bowl.
  2. 2. Cook and stir quartered onion, coarsely chopped celery, and coarsely chopped carrot in the hot oil in the same stockpot until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Return turkey bones to stockpot and add 16 cups water and thyme sprigs. Bring to a boil, skim off foam, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until liquid reduces to 10 cups, about 2 hours. Strain stock into a large bowl and let stand for 15 minutes. Spoon fat off top of stock.
  3. 3. Bring 2 1/2 cup water and barley to a boil in a saucepan. Cover saucepan, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the barley is tender, 30 to 40 minutes.
  4. 4. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat; cook and stir diced onion, sliced carrots, sliced celery, and garlic until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add turkey stock to onion mixture and bring to a boil.
  5. 5. Mix turkey meat, barley, parsley, thyme leaves, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper into soup; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir lemon juice into soup.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 10 servings
calories: 262.1 kcal
carbohydrates: 21 g
protein: 13.7 g
saturated fat: 3 g
cholesterol: 38.1 mg
sodium: 126.4 mg
fiber: 5.1 g
sugar: 3.3 g