Turkey 15 BEAN SOUP®

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Guest recipe courtesy of South Your Mouth food blog: http://www.southyourmouth.com/2015/11/15-bean-turkey-soup.html "...I’ve been cooking dried beans since I was old enough to reach the stove. I’ve had just about every variety under the sun and I’ve loved them all. So when I tell you this bean soup is one of the best I’ve ever had, that’s saying something!..." Visit www.southyourmouth.com for this & more great recipes!

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Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 20-oz. bag Hurst’s 15 Bean Soup
  • 2 turkey wings or legs (see notes)

Cooking Directions

  1. Sauté onion in butter in a large pot or Dutch oven for 4-5 minutes. Add garlic, chicken broth, beans (with included seasoning packet) then stir well. Add turkey pieces to pot then heat over medium-high heat until simmering. Once simmering, cover pot then reduce heat to low and simmer for 4 hours.
  2. Remove turkey pieces from pot, cover tightly and set aside. Continue cooking beans for 1-2 more hours or until beans are tender. Taste for seasoning and add salt if desired. Depending on which sort of turkey you’re using, there’s a good bit of variance in salt needed. You may not need any at all.
  3. Remove meat from turkey pieces, discarding skin and bones. Shred turkey into bite-sizes pieces using two forks then add turkey to beans. Stir well.
  4. Remove from heat, cover, and let soup rest for 30 minutes before serving.

Cooking Tips

  • You can use roasted, fried or smoked turkey wings or legs. I used 4.5 lbs of wing sections.
  • When I say 2 wings, I mean 2 full wings; each including the drummette and the wingette (or ‘flat’). Or you could think of it as 4 wing sections. I actually prefer the 2-bone section as it has whiter, more tender meat.
  • You can also use 4 cups chopped leftover turkey meat instead of the wings or legs. Just stir it in 1-2 hours before the soup is done (don’t let it cook the whole time or it will get dry).
  • Yes, you can cook this in a crock pot! Cook the same way replacing the 4 hours on the stove with 6 hours on high in the crock pot.
  • If you can’t find Hurst's 15 Bean Soup in your market, please ask your grocer for them. Until then, you can order them online :)