Total Time
10hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 hrs

I created this bean soup using part of another recipe but I added a few spices in varying amounts with smoked turkey wings for an awesome flavor enhancer. It is a bit spicy but it is really high in fiber and protein, while being low in fat and sodium. I prepared this recipe in a crockpot but it could be cooked on the stovetop as well. Cook times may vary but I let mine cook for a total of 10 hours, which is why I recommend the crockpot.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak beans overnight in about 3 quarts of water. Drain and either set aside or if you are using a crockpot put on the lowest setting and add chicken stock with the beans.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pan. Score smoked turkey legs or thighs and place in hot pan. Allow the turkey to heat and release flavor into the oil while prepping the other ingredients.
  3. Remove turkey from the pan and place into crockpot or set aside.
  4. Put onions, garlic, carrots, and celery in pan and cook until just tender.
  5. Add all spices and allow to cook for 3-5 minutes to allow dry spices to open up.
  6. Add vegetable mixture into crockpot or put the turkey, beans, and stock into the large pan. If you are using a pan bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for as long you can stand! (The smell is so good you will not be able to resist tasting) I recommend at least 4-6 hours.
  7. Enjoy!

Reviews

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I didn't use the smoked turkey legs, instead using some andouille sausage. This was spicy and delicious. The cloves add an interesting, but delicious flavor!

iris5555 December 10, 2011

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