This recipe is adapted from a recipe shared by our Aunt Dot. The ground turkey makes it healthier, although ground beef can be used instead. Can be made in a slow cooker for an easy yummy meal! Good Virginia cooking!

Karen
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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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  • Bring water to boil in a saucepan; add potatoes, and boil until tender ( about 15 minutes).

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  • Pour the potatoes and the water used to boil them into a large pot. Stir in onion, peas, corn, tomatoes, ground turkey, and bacon. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

  • Stir in the salt, pepper, garlic salt, and sugar. If stew appears too watery, stir together flour and some of the stew liquid in a small cup, and then stir mixture into the stew. Continue cooking for 1 hour.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

398.6 calories; 22.6 g protein; 42.7 g carbohydrates; 72.4 mg cholesterol; 2859.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2004
Awesome stew!!! It was simple and easy to make. I used a crock pot - and let it cook for most of the day. I added a little more salt and pepper to suit my taste. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2005
Maybe this is obvious but I found it odd that the recipe didn't instruct you to brown the turkey first. Also I omitted the bacon added a cup of lima beans and a dash of cayenne pepper for a better flavor. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2004
Awesome stew!!! It was simple and easy to make. I used a crock pot - and let it cook for most of the day. I added a little more salt and pepper to suit my taste. Read More
(51)
Rating: 3 stars
11/14/2005
Maybe this is obvious but I found it odd that the recipe didn't instruct you to brown the turkey first. Also I omitted the bacon added a cup of lima beans and a dash of cayenne pepper for a better flavor. Read More
(23)
Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2004
This recipe had an odd mixture of flavours. Also I love salt but even this was too much! I recommend removing the regular salt altogether and just keeping the garlic salt. Overall an interesting recipe but not one I'll put into my regular meal planning. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2005
I followed others' suggestions and cut back the salt signficantly. I also made this in the crock pot cooked on low about 7 hours with the ingredients layered in the order listed. I would recommend decreasing the liquid if you are making this in a crock pot. Also next time I think I will cook the bacon on the side and serve it as a topping to sprinkle over; cooked with the rest of the ingredients I was disappointed that it did not contribute much flavor. Overall good and my husband commented on the wealth of flavors -- will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2008
This was an ok base recipe I used chicken broth instead of water & cut out the bacon & salts. Needs a little fine tuning I'll have to make some changes next time... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/31/2003
This recipe is basically ok but 3 tsp. salt and especially 3 tsp. black pepper is way too much! I cut out the salt entirely and added slightly less than a tsp. of pepper but some in my family still thought it was too spicy. Other than that though we enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2006
Thank you for the warnings about salt. I didn't have any turkey or beef so we used chicken. I partially cooked the bacon in a skillet just enough to draw out some grease and then cooked cubed chicken in the bacon grease (yum). Because the chicken and bacon were already partially cooked I only cooked the stew for about an hour. Turned out terrific! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2004
Great recipe. Agree with others that the salt is too much. Here's how I decided to make it. Substitute ground buffalo (bison) for the turkey. Eliminate salt alltogether (diners can add to taste). Reduce garlic salt to 2 tsp and add 1 tsp minced garlic. I also added a diced shallot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2006
This recipe is a great dollar stretcher. I like to add more flavor by taking the big pot I'm going to make the stew in and frying the bacon in it removing it to add back in later then caramelizing the onions in the reminants. Follow the rest of the recipe as is and when you add the potatoes to the pot make sure to get up all the good bits off the bottom of the pan with the potato water and it'll make it extra tasty. Read More
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