The Bowl of the Wife of Kit Carson is a thick and warming soup, and a great way to use the last of the turkey. I don’t know its origins, or how it came to have such an awkward name. But I do know that the wife of Kit Carson had her own name. She was Josefa Jaramillo and she was from Taos, New Mexico. So, in her honor, and in honor of all those who stir the soup while others get the glory, lets call this Josefa’s Soup. Enjoy!
1 1/2 quarts chicken broth
2 cups coarsely chopped turkey
1 1/2 cups cooked rice
1 16-oz can garbanzo beans, drained
1-2 canned chipotles, rinsed, seeded, and chopped (Go easy if you’re unaccustomed to chipotles. They can be hot!)
2 avocados, peeled and cubed
2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese, cut into ½ inch cubes
Combine stock, turkey, rice, garbanzos, and chipotles in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to simmer, stirring occasionally. Add oregano.
Divide cheese and avocado equally among six bowls, and ladle soup into each. Serve immediately