Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Santa Rosa, California

Southwestern Green Chile Soup

Lime and cilantro add fresh touches to a turkey-sausage soup.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

Salsa

2
(4.5-oz.) cans Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
1/4
cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
1
tablespoon minced garlic in water (from 4.5-oz. jar) or 2 large garlic cloves, minced
1
teaspoon cumin
Dash salt

Soup

3/4
lb. fully cooked smoked or spicy turkey sausage
2
teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
1/4
cup chopped green onions
3 1/2
cups Progresso™ Chicken Broth (from 32-oz. carton)
2
(11-oz.) cans Green Giant™ SteamCrisp® White Shoepeg Corn, undrained
1
cup Green Giant™ SELECT® frozen baby sweet peas
3
cups finely shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix
3
oz. (3/4 cup) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1
large lime, cut into 6 wedges
Fresh cilantro, if desired

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  • 1 In blender container, combine all salsa ingredients except salt; blend until well combined. Add salt to taste. Set aside.
  • 2 Cut turkey sausage in half lengthwise; cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick pieces. Heat oil in Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-high heat until hot. Add sausage and onions; cook and stir 4 to 6 minutes or until sausage is lightly browned.
  • 3 Add broth, corn and peas; mix well. Cover; bring to a boil. Uncover; reduce heat to low. Reserve 1/4 cup of the salsa; stir remaining salsa into soup. Simmer 1 minute or until thoroughly heated.
  • 4 To serve, place 1/2 cup cabbage in each individual serving bowl. Ladle about 1 1/3 cups soup over cabbage in each bowl. Top each with cheese and reserved salsa. Serve with lime wedges to squeeze juice over soup. Garnish with cilantro.
  • 1 In blender container, combine all salsa ingredients except salt; blend until well combined. Add salt to taste. Set aside.
  • 2 Cut turkey sausage in half lengthwise; cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick pieces. Heat oil in Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-high heat until hot. Add sausage and onions; cook and stir 4 to 6 minutes or until sausage is lightly browned.
  • 3 Add broth, corn and peas; mix well. Cover; bring to a boil. Uncover; reduce heat to low. Reserve 1/4 cup of the salsa; stir remaining salsa into soup. Simmer 1 minute or until thoroughly heated.
  • 4 To serve, place 1/2 cup cabbage in each individual serving bowl. Ladle about 1 1/3 cups soup over cabbage in each bowl. Top each with cheese and reserved salsa. Serve with lime wedges to squeeze juice over soup. Garnish with cilantro.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
1840mg
1840%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.