Turkey Vegetable Soup


12 c. (3 quarts) water
1 smoked turkey neck (You can get this in the meat section @ Shady Maple)
1 c. barley
1 lb. ground turkey
1/4 c. chopped celery, green pepper, onion
1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
1 bag of frozen vegetables (carrots, corn, peas, green beans)
chicken bullion (season to taste)
1/2 tsp. basil
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
Olive oil
salt & pepper

Soak the barley in warm water for 2 hours.
Cut the turkey neck in half or in thirds.
Place water, turkey neck and barley, basil, Italian seasoning and water in a pot over medium heat.( I usually let this cook for an hour so all the smoked flavor goes into the soup)
Brown the ground turkey in olive oil. Add to the soup.
Saute onion, green pepper and celery in olive oil. Add to the soup.
Add bag of vegetables to the soup.
Cook  soup until vegetables and barley are tender.
Add tomatoes.
Add chicken bullion & salt and pepper to taste.

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