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Southern Style Green Beans with Smoked Turkey

Southern Style Green Beans with Smoked Turkey

Felesha Bell
These Southern Style Green Beans with Smoked Turkey are chock full of flavor and sure to please the entire family!!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 45 mins
Course Easy
Cuisine Southern/Soul Food
Servings 6


  • 1.5 lb. smoked turkey leg
  • 2 lb. fresh green beans ends removed
  • 1 lg. leek cleaned and sliced thin
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 5 c. leftover turkey broth
  • 14 oz. can Mexican Style Stewed Tomatoes
  • 4 T. butter or ghee


  • Place the smoked turkey in a large pot over medium-high heat, and cover with water.
  • Boil the turkey for about 2 hours adding more water to keep the turkey leg covered.
  • After the turkey is completely cooked and falling off the bone, remove from the pot and reserve the cooking broth.
  • Remove the meat from the bone
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Using a 10x13 baking dish, combine the green beans, smoked turkey, leeks, garlic, stewed tomatoes, and butter, pepper, and 5 cups of reserved cooking broth.
  • Braise in the oven for 2-2.5 hours or until tender. Say Grace and enjoy!
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