This is a simple soup my mother used to make with smoked ham. I like it with smoked turkey better. Serve with crusty bread.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 35 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
2 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place smoked turkey wings in a large stockpot. Cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer over medium heat. Add green beans and bay leaves. Bring back to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer until green beans soften, 1 to 1 1/2 hour.

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  • Remove turkey wings from the stockpot and cool until easily handled, about 15 minutes.

  • Stir potatoes into the stockpot. Shred turkey meat and stir in. Season with garlic salt and black pepper. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are nearly falling apart, about 25 minutes. Discard bay leaves before serving.

Nutrition Facts

415 calories; protein 37.7g; carbohydrates 35.9g; fat 13.7g; cholesterol 103.5mg; sodium 563.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2017
This turned out pretty good but it is a little bland as written. Jazz it up with some herbs as I ended up doing and you've got yourself a tasty pot of soup. The smoked turkey flavor pairs nicely with the green beans and potatoes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/17/2018
Let me tell you how to make this recipe amazing! The base recipe that's featured here is okay but it's missing a lot of key ingredients. First of all switch out all that water for chicken broth. I used about 32 oz but that wasn't enough so I added water at the end just to make sure it covered the top of the turkey wings. I switched the Idaho potatoes for white potatoes. I also didn't bother using fresh green beans I used frozen ones but to each her own. I also added sliced onions and minced garlic fresh. Throw all your ingredients in together and then wait for it to boil. While it's boiling add bay leaf Sage smoked paprika Liquid Smoke (I used Hickory flavor) a sprinkle of garlic powder and another sprinkle of onion powder sea salt and black pepper. If you've got chicken or turkey rub seasoning throw that in there too. But let that whole thing cook for about an hour or so on medium heat like the original recipe says. Add some celery salt probably no more than 2 teapoons. Then take the wings out and strip them shredding the meat and discarding the tough skin (or eating like I did). Don't forget to stir! And enjoy your delicious soup with parmesan rolls;) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/17/2018
Let me tell you how to make this recipe amazing! The base recipe that's featured here is okay but it's missing a lot of key ingredients. First of all switch out all that water for chicken broth. I used about 32 oz but that wasn't enough so I added water at the end just to make sure it covered the top of the turkey wings. I switched the Idaho potatoes for white potatoes. I also didn't bother using fresh green beans I used frozen ones but to each her own. I also added sliced onions and minced garlic fresh. Throw all your ingredients in together and then wait for it to boil. While it's boiling add bay leaf Sage smoked paprika Liquid Smoke (I used Hickory flavor) a sprinkle of garlic powder and another sprinkle of onion powder sea salt and black pepper. If you've got chicken or turkey rub seasoning throw that in there too. But let that whole thing cook for about an hour or so on medium heat like the original recipe says. Add some celery salt probably no more than 2 teapoons. Then take the wings out and strip them shredding the meat and discarding the tough skin (or eating like I did). Don't forget to stir! And enjoy your delicious soup with parmesan rolls;) Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2017
This turned out pretty good but it is a little bland as written. Jazz it up with some herbs as I ended up doing and you've got yourself a tasty pot of soup. The smoked turkey flavor pairs nicely with the green beans and potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2020
Used chicken broth instead of water. And added kale in addition to the green beans. Read More
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