Barley Pickle Turkey Soup

barley pickle turkey soup


  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 qt water
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3 kosher dill pickles
  • 1 garlic clove
  • small handful of fresh parsley

barley pickle turkey soup


1. In a bowl, mix 1 pound of ground turkey with 1 Large egg, 1/2 Tablespoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper.  (I like to use the dark meat of turkey)

barley pickle turkey soup

2.  Fill a medium pot with 1 qt of water, or an inch over half way full. Bring to a boil.

3. When the water comes to a boil, make small balls from turkey mix and drop them into the pot. (The water must be boiling or the meatballs will fall apart) Cook meatballs.

barley pickle turkey soup

4. Peel and cut 2 medium sized potatoes into small pieces Add to the boiling meatballs.

barley pickle turkey soup

5. In a separate small pot boil 2 cups of water, add the 1/2 cup of pearl barley. Boil for 10 minutes. Drain the pearl barley and add to the meatballs.

barely pickle turkey soup

6. Chop 1 yellow onion. Sauté in a pan with 2 Tablespoons of unsalted butter, until onion is soft.

barley pickle turkey soup

7. Chop 3 kosher dill pickles into small squares. Add to the onion, sauté for another 2 minutes.

barley pickle turkey soup

8. Mince 1 clove of garlic, add to the pan with the pickles and onions. Turn the heat off.

9. Add a small handful of fresh parsley to the onions.

barley pickle turkey soup

10. After potatoes have softened, add sautéed vegetables into the pot. Salt and pepper to your taste.

11. Simmer for 5 minutes. Enjoy.

barley pickle turkey soup

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  1. i love that there are pickles in this soup! thanks for sharing.

  2. Perfect for the colder weather – looks so yummy!

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