Bubbe's Tasty Turkey Matzo Ball Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 oz.) GATC Olive Oil & Herbs Turkey Strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 yellow onion 
  • 4 carrots, organic heirloom 
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water 
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • Few sprigs fresh dill 
  • 2 cups noodles, pre-cooked
Matzo Balls
  • 3 large eggs 
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil 
  • 3/4 cup matzo meal 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Freshly cracked pepper 
  • 3 tablespoons water 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a pan over medium heat, add olive oil and the turkey strips. Cook covered for 2 minutes on each side. Turn over and repeat until fully cooked (165° F). Keep warm and set aside.
  2. Mince the garlic and dice the onion, celery, and carrots. Sauté the garlic, onion, celery, and carrots with the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat until the onions are soft and transparent (about five minutes).
  3. Add the broth, water, some freshly cracked pepper, and one or two sprigs of dill to the pot. Place a lid on the pot and let it come up to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, turn the heat down to low and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. While the soup is simmering, mix the matzo ball dough. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and vegetable oil. Add the matzo meal, salt, baking powder, and a little freshly cracked pepper to the eggs and oil. Stir until well combined. Finally, add water and stir until smooth again. Refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes to allow the matzo meal time to absorb the moisture.
  5. Add the turkey strips the soup. Taste the broth and adjust the salt if needed.
  6. Once the matzo ball mix has refrigerated and stiffened up, begin to form it into ping pong sized balls. Drop the balls into the simmering soup as they are formed, returning the lid to the pot after each one. Once all the matzo balls are in the soup, let them simmer for 20 minutes without removing the lid. Make sure the soup is gently simmering the entire time. 
  7. Add the noodles and a couple of sprigs of fresh dill just before serving.
Gobble up and enjoy!