Turkey Carcass Soup

Turkey Carcass Soup

1 turkey carcass
6 quarts water
12 peppercorns
3 stalks celery, sliced
2 bay leaves
1 onion, cut into eighths
Pinch of garlic powder
1 cup barley, uncooked or 6 ounce medium egg
noodles, uncooked
2 (16 ounce) cans tomatoes, drained and chopped
1 cup onion
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped celery
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Combine first 7 ingredients in a large Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour. Remove carcass from broth, and pick meat from bones; set aside.

Measure 4 quarts broth, and return broth to Dutch oven; refrigerate remaining broth for other uses. Bring broth to a boil. Add barley or noodles. If barley is added, reduce heat to medium, and cook 45 minutes. If noodles are added, reduce heat to medium and cook for 8 minutes. Add turkey meat, tomatoes and remaining ingredients. Simmer 30 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaves.


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