French Style Green Beans W/ Smoked Turkey

Rose Mary Mogan


I wanted to give my French Style Green Beans a Southern Flavor, so I added Smoked Turkey.

My daughter Briana first added Smoked Turkey to her green Beans for a party that she did, from my original recipe, & said they were a big hit. So the original idea is hers, I just used FROZEN FRENCH STYLE GREEN BEANS, instead of regular. I use smoked Turkey in many of my veggie dishes.

The addition of the Smoked Turkey really does add lots of flavor along with the carrots, Onions & Red Skin potatoes. I used baby carrots & quartered them to make more uniform size pieces. Try this you may like it too.

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Probably 10 or more depending on portion size


25 Min


2 Hr 25 Min


Stove Top


2 lb
smoked turkey legs cooked tender & deboned or smoked meat of your choice
24 oz
frozen french style green beans
4 medium
red skin potatoes washed & cubed
2 c
baby carrots quartered (measure first then quarter)
1 large
onion, chopped
1/2-1 tsp
coarse black pepper & garlic powder (or use steak seasoning)

Directions Step-By-Step

Add the turkey legs to a large pot, cover with water, bring to a boil, then lower heat and allow to simmer till meat is tender and all but falling from bone about 2 hours or so, depending on the brand you purchase. May need to add additional water to cover while legs are cooking.
Measure carrots , and then quarter lengthwise.
Chop onions into cubes.
Repeat with red potatoes and set aside till needed.
When the legs are fully cooked, remove from pot to a plate to cool, then remove all bones and splinters all the while you are separating the meat from the bones. Chop if desired into smaller pieces.
Add the chopped veggies to the liquid where the legs were cooked, and bring to a boil and cook for about 8to 10 minutes.
Add the frozen French Style green beans & continue to cook an additional 8 minutes or so. Add spices , or more if desired after tasting. Stir to blend.
Add the bits of turkey & continue to cook till veggies are tender or as desired. Drain if desired & Add 3 to 4 pats of butter if desired.
Serve and enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern