Lima Beans with Smoked Turkey

Rose Mary Mogan


Both my husband & I really love Lima Beans, & I decided to make some for dinner on Sunday. I thought the Smoked Turkey would add just the right amount of flavor to them & they turned out great.

I added a few extra spices to enhance the flavor, & they turned out just wonderful. As a kid in Arkansas we always had sliced tomatoes, onions & cucumbers in vinegar with them with just a hint of sugar, it was always a tasty addition, especially with mamas Homemade Corn Bread. It brought back memories of years gone by.

They are good for you tasty & delicious. Hope you like them as much as we did.


★★★★★ 2 votes

6-8 depending on portion size
10 Min
1 Hr 55 Min
Stove Top


  • 2
    smoked turkey legs or parts of your choice
  • 3 lb
    frozen lima beans
  • 1 medium
    fresh onion chopped (or 1/3 cup dried minced onion)
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried chopped chive
  • 2 tsp
    each coarse black pepper, kosher salt,& garlic powder
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced (we love lots of garlic)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 2 tsp

How to Make Lima Beans with Smoked Turkey


  1. In a large pot add the turkey legs and cover with water. Add a lid, then Place on stove top and heat over medium high heat and bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook till legs are tender. About 1 1/2 hours more or less as desired. When legs are tender and meat begins to pull away from the bone
  2. Remove legs from pot, to a large platter and allow to cool.
  3. Add the lima beans to the boiling water, and return to a boil, adding additional water to cover beans if desired,cover and cook over medium high heat. Add spices, onion, minced garlic, and stir to blend but continue to cook. Stir often to prevent sticking.
  4. While beans are cooking, remove all of the bones, fatty tissue, skin & splinters from the turkey legs. Then chop into nice size pieces.
  5. Add turkey back into pot during last half hour or so of cooking, and cook until beans are tender or desired consistency is reached.
  6. Remove from heat and serve while still hot, add corn muffins or corn Bread or your favorite bread of choice, and enjoy.

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About Lima Beans with Smoked Turkey

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tag: Healthy

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