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Spice It Up Soup

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.


8 servings (2-1/2 quarts)

Updated: Jan. 12, 2023
My husband really enjoys this turkey soup, so I make plenty and freeze what's left over in individual servings for his lunches. The original recipe called for a lot of butter and three cooking pots. I eliminated the butter and tossed the ingredients together in just one pot. —Guyla Cooper, Enville, Tennessee
Spice It Up Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound uncooked hot turkey Italian sausage links, sliced
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the sausage, beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
Peppers (Hot)
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

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