Fresh String Beans with Smoked Turkey

By Karen Mitchell-Wilcher, IACP


2-1/2 lbs fresh string beans

2 c cold water

1 c chopped onion

1/2 c chopped and seeded green bell pepper

2 Cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp seasoned salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 (about 1 lb) SMOKED TURKEY WING

15-16 oz TURKEY BROTH or canned low-sodium chicken broth


Remove stems from beans, wash thoroughly and cut into 2-3 inch pieces.

Combine water, onion, bell pepper, garlic, salt, pepper, turkey and broth in a Dutch oven or stockpot; bring to a boil. Add beans; cover.

Reduce heat; simmer 30 minutes. Cover and simmer 30 minutes or until beans are tender. Remove from heat; and keep warm.

Remove turkey from bone, shred turkey with 2 forks and return to stockpot. Heat thoroughly.