• Prep Time:
  • Cooking Time:
  • Serves: 8 Servings

Old-Fashioned Turkey-Barley Soup

  • Recipe Submitted by on

Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1/8 c Beans; Great Northern
  • 2 c Water
  • 1 3/4 lb Turkey Wings; or thighs
  • 5 c Stock; Chicken, or turkey
  • 2 1/4 c Onions; chopped
  • 1/2 Turnips
  • 1/4 c Parsley; chopped
  • 1/3 c Barley
  • 1/4 ts Marjoram
  • 1/8 ts Thyme
  • 3/8 ts Black Pepper
  • 3/4 c Corn
  • 1 cn (14 Oz) Plum Tomatoes;
  • -undrained
  • 1/8 c Parsley; chopped


Rinse and pick over Great Northern beans. In a pot, cover beans with water.
Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer,
covered, for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let beans stand, covered, for
30-60 minutes.

Drain beans, rinse, and return to pot. Peel and chop turnip. Add turkey,
stock, onions, turnip, and parsley; bring to boil over high heat. Reduce
heat to low and simmer, covered, for about 1 hour 40 minutes, or until the
beans are somewhat softened.

Remove turkey from pot and set aside until cool enough to handle. Skim all
fat from the soup. Add barley, marjoram, thyme and pepper and continue
simmering, covered, for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, skin turkey pieces, discard fat, remove meat from bones and cut
into bite-sized pieces. Crush undrained tomatoes. Stir in corn, tomatoes,
and meat and simmer, uncovered, for about 20-30 minutes, or until the beans
are tender.

Season with salt and additional pepper. Before serving, garnish with

The soup may be prepared up to 3 days ahead and refrigerated or frozen for
up to 2 weeks. Thaw in refrigerator before reheating. Thin with a little
water, if necessary, and reheat over medium heat, stirring frequently, for
about 30 minutes.

 Share this Recipe

Recipes by Course

Recipes by Main Ingredient

Recipes by Cuisine

Recipes by Preparation

Recipes by Occasion

Recipes by Dietary

Sign Up and Create a Cookbook Today!

Please Sign in to your Account or Sign up if you are new user.

Who loves our Healthy Recipes?