Bowl of the Wife of Kit Carson (Turkey Leg Soup With Chickpeas)

Recipe by Chocolatl
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READY IN: 14hrs 30mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Drain garbanzos well. Do not save water.
  • Place garbanzos in a large pot or Dutch oven.
  • Add the 2 quarts water.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to low, partially cover, and simmer until garbanzos are tender, about 1 hour.
  • Remove garbanzos with a slotted spoon and set aside, reserving water.
  • Add turkey legs to the cooking water. If there is not enough liquid to cover, add a little water.
  • Increase heat to high and bring to a boil, skimming any foam that forms on top.
  • Add onion, bay leaf, salt and peppercorns.
  • Reduce heat to low, partially cover, and simmer until turkey is cooked and tender, about 45 minutes.
  • Remove turkey legs and set aside.
  • Strain and reserve liquid. Discard solids.
  • Remove meat from turkey legs, cut into 1" cubes, and set aside. Discard skin and bones.
  • Bring liquid to a boil over high heat.
  • Stir in rice and oregano, and reduce heat to low.
  • Cover tightly and simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Stir in garbanzos, turkey and chilies.
  • Simmer just until all ingredients are heated through, 4-5 minutes.
  • Ladle into a serving bowl and top with cheese and parsley.
  • If using avocados, arrange on top.
  • Serve hot.
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