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THANKSGIVUKAH Turkey Pastrami Matzo Ball Soup

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Serves: 8


  • 1 cup leeks, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups button mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 (14ounce)cans Manischewitz® TURKEY BROTH (about 8 cups/64 ounces)
  • 2 cups cooked turkey meat, cubed
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 (5 ounce) box (2 individual packets) Manischewitz® Reduced Sodium Matzo Ball Mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 slices turkey pastrami, diced
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a large skillet, sauté leeks, carrots and celery in vegetable oil until soft. Add mushrooms and garlic, stirring often. Sprinkle thyme, nutmeg and pepper over vegetables. Cook for 1 minute stirring constantly. Add broth, turkey and soy milk to pot and slowly bring to a boil. (Refrigerate if preparing ahead.

In a bowl, blend 4 eggs and 4 tablespoons vegetable oil. Add contents of TWO packets Manischewitz® Matzo Ball Mix and stir with a fork until evenly mixed. Set aside while you prepare the meat and vegetables.
Spray a skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Sauté the turkey pastrami, celery, and onion until vegetables are soft. Add the dried cranberries, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well and remove from heat. Thoroughly combine the cooked pastrami mixture with the matzo ball mixture. Wet hands and form batter into matzo balls, approximately 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Place them in a large bowl or lay them on a tray that has been lined with wax paper.
Once you have finished forming all the matzo balls, chill them in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.  Remove matzo balls from refrigerator and gently drop them into boiling turkey soup, cover tightly. Reduce heat and simmer until thoroughly cooked, about 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy.


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