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    Turkey Tomato Stew

    As temperatures are finally starting to cool down and we welcome in my favorite season of Fall, I feel like it’s time to start cooking up soups and stews once again. Not only are they relatively easy to make but they are usually quite healthy too. 

    Turkey Tomato Stew

    I wanted to share this updated recipe on one of my mom’s old classic recipes that we grew up eating. She used to make Hamburger Soup quite often, with ground beef. It was so yummy, especially on a cooler fall evening. Brings back warm memories.

    Turkey Tomato Stew

    I wanted to “clean” it up a bit and see how good it would be. I substituted lean ground turkey for the beef. I also added in a little bit of red wine, to deepen the flavor. As it simmered, it became more of a stew than a soup and honestly, everyone in our family absolutely loved it! 

    This turkey tomato stew is a super healthy, easy one pot meal that is budget friendly and your whole family will love! 

    Turkey Tomato Stew
    A clean, easy one pot stew that is perfect for a cool evening!
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    Prep Time
    5 min
    Prep Time
    5 min
    1. 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
    2. 1 onion, minced
    3. 4 carrots, minced
    4. 3 celery ribs, thinly sliced
    5. 1/2 cup barley
    6. 1/4 cup red wine
    7. 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
    8. 2 cups water
    9. 3 (10 ounce) cans beef broth
    10. 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
    11. 2-4 cloves of crushed garlic
    12. 1 tbsp olive oil
    13. 1 bay leaf
    14. 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    15. Salt & Ground black pepper, to taste
    1. Heat a large soup pot over medium-high heat and put in olive oil
    2. Next, add in garlic and cook until fragrant
    3. Then add in ground turkey. Make sure to season turkey with salt and pepper. Cook and break it up until the turkey is evenly browned and no longer pink.
    4. Add in the onion, carrots, celery and cook for 3-5 or until just soft.
    5. Add in red wine and simmer for a few minutes.
    6. Next add in the barley, diced tomatoes, water, broth, and tomato soup.
    7. Season with bay leaf, thyme, and pepper.
    8. Bring to a boil.
    9. Reduce heat, and cover; simmer for 2 hours, stirring frequently.
    10. Remove bay leaf before serving.
    Adapted from Jo-Anne Martin
    Adapted from Jo-Anne Martin
    Amidst the Chaos https://amidstthechaos.ca/
    This stew is great as leftovers the next day and you could send it in the kids lunches! Enjoy and let me know how you like it!

    Love & Blessings,




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  • Reply Joely Smith September 23, 2015 at 8:11 am

    That almost looks like my grandmother’s goulash that I just recently posted a recipe about! Oh yes it is that time of year for soups, stews, and all things warm and yummy! I will absolutely add this wonderful recipe to my line up for Fall cooking!

    • Reply Christine October 28, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      Awesome! Enjoy and let me know how it turns out! xox

  • Reply Alison September 23, 2015 at 8:51 am

    This cool fall weather has me in the mood for soup! I’m printing this and giving it a try! 🙂

    • Reply Christine October 28, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      Awesome! Let me know how it turns out! xox

  • Reply Crystal // Dreams, etc. September 23, 2015 at 9:20 am

    This sounds really good! I’ll have to try it now that the weather is getting colder. 🙂

  • Reply sara September 23, 2015 at 9:28 am

    This looks so good! I pinned it in my family dinner category. I will definitely be making this soon.

  • Reply GiGi Eats September 23, 2015 at 10:47 am

    I LOVE THIS! It’s so chunky!!! Sometimes stews with me – meh, too watery, but this one DOES NOT look that way!

    • Reply Christine October 28, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      It is chunky! Actually, the originally, this was a soup…but overtime I just kept adding more and more until it became a stew!

  • Reply Mia September 23, 2015 at 11:35 am

    You had me at “one pot”! Those are my favorite kinds of meals. No fuss. Less cleanup. 🙂 I’m filing this away for sure, sounds so delicious. 🙂

  • Reply Karin Rambo September 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! I suppose this could also be done in the crock pot? I just pinned it so I can make it next week. 🙂

  • Reply Rae September 23, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Pinned this to make once the weather cools down. Looks delicious!

  • Reply Kim September 23, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Yum! I am not ready for the cold, but I am looking forward to lots of yummy soups.

    • Reply Christine October 28, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Is anyone ever ready?! Ha! Enjoy!

  • Reply Marilyn September 23, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Perfect timing… Looks wonderful for the fall! And it doesn’t look too hard. I think I might try it after my next grocery run!

  • Reply Margaret Anne September 23, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Looks delish, I’ll definitely be trying it!
    Also … you said it was adapted from Jo-Anne Martin, I’m thinking that might be a typo! Haha 🙂

  • Reply Bethany September 24, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    This makes me wish I’d grabbed some ground turkey in the store yesterday, I totally almost did!

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