There is no doubt about it: people love simple, delicious meals that are also inexpensive. And today’s Southern green beans mixed with potatoes, smoked turkey, and garlic. Everything about this dish is wonderful. To make my green bean dinners, I typically utilize affordable ingredients and my southern green bean dishes are always easy to prepare.
I’d be happy to show you a new method to prepare my green beans and potatoes. This time, I’m going to use smoked turkey! Start by boiling some water and adding some smoked turkey legs to it. I remove the turkey from the water after it has cooked until it is tender and shred or dice the flesh according to your desire. I DO NOT DISPOSE OF THE WATER! As a result of cooking the turkey in the water, it already has a savory taste to it, so I utilize it instead. Actually, I threw the green beans into the “broth,” along with diced potatoes and onions, and smoked turkey. Finally, I let everything simmer for a bit to mellow it all out.
2 lb fresh green beans washed & trimmed
1 lbs smoked turkey legs
64 oz water, chicken broth, or turkey broth
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 medium onion chopped
4-5 medium russet potatoes peeled & chopped
2 tsp seasoning salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
Start off by placing the smoked turkey into a large pot.
Pour the broth or water into the pot, then turn the heat to high.
Let the turkey cook until it’s nice and tender, then remove it from the pot. Be sure to NOT drain the liquid from the pot. We will use it!
Shred or dice up the turkey meat. Make sure to remove all the bones, and skin.
Now toss the green beans, smoked turkey, onions, and garlic into the pot with the liquid.
Sprinkle in the seasonings, and stir the ingredients.
Cook for about 10 minutes, then add in the potatoes.
Cook until everything is nice and tender, or cook to your preference.
Serve and enjoy with cornbread.