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Ingredients

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 3-inch onion, chopped
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 cup carrots, diced, do not peel
1/2 cup celery, slice or chop
1 cup potatoes, diced, do not peel
2 cups low-sodium tomato juice
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
2 cups milk
1/4 cup flour

Instructions

Brown turkey and onion in butter; do not burn onion. Add all ingredients except Tabasco, milk and flour. Cook vegetables with meat and onion mixture, until tender. Combine Tabasco, milk and flour and blend with whisk in bowl until smooth. Add to soup and simmer until thickened. Any leftover vegetables can be added to this soup. Soup can be frozen in small amounts and added to stew or other soups.

Ron Schriefer
Moline



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