Turk-a-leekie Soup

6 cups water
3/4 cup barley
2 teaspoons salt
2 large leeks, chopped
2 cups chopped cooked turkey
1 13 3/4-ounce can chicken broth*
2 teaspoons Tabasco brand Pepper Sauce
1/2 cup chopped prunes
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
Crusty French bread, optional

In 5-quart saucepan, over high heat, heat water, barley and salt to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 1 hour or until barley is tender.

Add leeks, turkey, broth, Tabasco® Sauce, prunes and parsley. Over high heat, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

If you like, serve with crusty French bread.

Makes 6 servings.

* Or 2 cups turkey broth, obtained by simmering leftover carcass in water to cover with herbs and chopped carrot, onion and celery rib until bones fall apart, about 2-3 hours.

Nutritional information per serving: 227 Calories, 19 g protein, 2 g fat, 34 g carbohydrates, 1049 mg sodium, 46 mg cholesterol


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