3 Reviews

My favorite dish at the Fort outside Denver. Have looked for the recipe for years. It's truly wonderful. Thanks whom ever posted it.


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Pachon'skitchen February 05, 2013

Soup is very good *but* labor-intensive.

I followed the recipe except added 1 cup of dried shiitake mushrooms (with extra water) to help flavor the broth because I didn't have bean water (I substituted a 15-oz can of garbanzos). Also, I suspect that the calorie count is off. A large turkey leg is supposed to have about 600 calories (so 1200 for two), and 8 oz of MJ cheese is 880. Yet, 1 of the 6 servings is supposed to have 717 calories? Oops, almost forgot. Used the whole bunch of parsley: chopped and added to the soup after the cooking was complete. The green looks pretty in there.

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CooksWithPizazz November 07, 2012

Oh my, this was better than I expected. It was a lot of work, especially getting the meat off the bones but I think it was really worth it. It is one of the best stews I have ever had with poultry. The only thing I changed was the soaking time for the chickpeas because I know from experience the variety I bought doesn't need that long to soak and no avocado because they didn't have any at the supermarket that would be ripe for several days. I used Muenster because you can't jack cheese here. I will be used again for sure, it is a very cheap and tasty meal. Made for ZWT 8.

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Tea Girl August 01, 2012
Bowl of the Wife of Kit Carson (Turkey Leg Soup With Chickpeas)