Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

This is a fabulous recipe, especially when made with my Rescued Turkey Stock (#24576). It also freezes very well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil and saute onions, carrots, celery and mushrooms; sprinkle thyme on veggies and continue to saute until softened, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Pour turkey stock into a large pot (if you have less than 8 cups of stock, add water to make up difference) and whisk in the tomato paste; stir in sauteed veggies; turn heat to high.
  3. Stir in barley, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  4. When soup comes to a boil, turn heat down to a simmer and cook, covered, for about 1 hour, or until barley is tender.
  5. Stir in turkey meat and continue to simmer just until soup is heated through.
Most Helpful

I used your Rescued Turkey Stock # 24576 and this was the best soup ever. The next day when the soup was a little thicker we had it over rice. Wonderful recipe

Chippy October 04, 2002

Excellent turkey soup. I cut back on the mushrooms a bit and added equivalent amounts of onions, carrot and celery - my kids aren't big mushroom fans. The barley gives it a wonderful wholesomeness. Thanks again Lennie for another great recipe.

Kate in Ontario November 09, 2002

This is a great soup. I did all the Thanksgiving cooking this year, so my wife returned the favor by making a double recipe of this soup with some of the left overs. She added an extra rib or two of celery and cut the mushrooms back to 5 cups because it seemed like enough and it was. She also added a little extra turkey because we had plenty. The soup is wonderful and gets even better with reheating. We froze a bunch of it to enjoy later.

brianl November 30, 2003