Wild Turkey Barley Soup Recipe

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Great for hunting camp or at home . . .

Wild turkey barley soup extends the hunt. Works well with farm bird leftovers, too.

Make this wild turkey recipe in about an hour; plus the time it takes to kill a bird. (Steve Hickoff photo)

I cooked this hot meal with a fall turkey breast this season. You'll need:

  • 2 teaspoons of cooking oil
  • 1 cup of chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup of cubed wild turkey breast
  • 32 ounces of chicken broth (or reserved wild turkey broth)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of barley
  • 1 cup of frozen corn (or other vegetables)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper

Adjust all amounts as it suits you.

I often cube wild turkey breast, then place it on a cutting board, cover with plastic wrap and gently tenderize it with a meat hammer.

Add oil to a medium heat cooking pot. Brown onions and turkey. Add broth. Stir. Bring to a boil on higher heat, then return to medium, stirring as needed.

Cook 25-30 minutes. Add barley and corn, salt, both peppers, stir then heat another half hour.

Serve with baked bread or crackers.

> Go here for the Realtree Guide to Fall Turkey Hunting.

Steve Hickoff is Realtree's turkey hunting editor.

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