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Southern green beans with russet potatoes, smoked turkey, onions, and garlic. Cooked until tender!
Green beans cooked with russet potatoes and turkey and seasoned with garlic.

A few months ago my southern green beans, bacon, and potatoes went viral on Facebook. There’s no wonder why- People LOVE easy delicious meals, especially when they are affordable. My southern green bean recipes are always super easy to make, and I always use budget friendly ingredients when it comes to my green bean dishes. Although many people loved my original southern green beans, bacon, and potato video, I had a couple of people ask if the recipe could be made differently.

String Beans With Smoked Turkey Necks And Potatoes


  • 2 lb fresh green beans washed & trimmed
  • 1 lbs smoked turkey legs
  • 64 oz water, chicken broth, or turkey broth
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4-5 medium russet potatoes peeled & chopped
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

How To Make Southern Beans With Smoked Turkey Necks And Potatoes

  1. Start off by placing the smoked turkey into a large pot.
  2. Pour the broth or water into the pot, then turn the heat to high.
  3. Let the turkey cook until it’s nice and tender, then remove it from the pot. Be sure to NOT drain the liquid from the pot. We will use it!
  4. Shred or dice up the turkey meat. Make sure to remove all the bones, and skin.
  5. Now toss the green beans, smoked turkey, onions, and garlic into the pot with the liquid.
  6. Sprinkle in the seasonings, and stir the ingredients.
  7. Cook for about 10 minutes, then add in the potatoes.
  8. Cook until everything is nice and tender, or cook to your preference.
  9. Serve and enjoy with cornbread

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