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These green beans with smoked turkey and potatoes are a spectacular dish. I have been making them for years in large quantities for special events at my church. The smoked turkey tails make an excellent broth that is seasoned beyond words. Let the meat cook until it falls off the bone, at least 2 hours, for the ultimate flavor.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
2 hrs 40 mins
3 hrs


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place turkey tails and onion in a 4-quart Dutch oven and fill half way with water. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer over low heat until meat falls off the bones, about 2 hours. Remove and discard bones and skin; return meat to the pot.

  • Add green beans to the Dutch oven and simmer for 20 minutes, then add the potatoes. Simmer until potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork, 10 to 15 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

232 calories; protein 10.7g; carbohydrates 42g; fat 3.1g; cholesterol 16.2mg; sodium 935mg. Full Nutrition