Southern Style Mixed Greens W/ Smoked Turkey

10
Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

Having been raised in the South, Greens was a staple that we had quite often. So I grew up eating them often. Mama always made a mess of greens as she called them fresh from the garden.

Every Southerner has a favorite recipe that they prefer to use. This of course is mine. There is no right or wrong way to make greens in my opinion.

I introduced my husband to this Southern Staple,& now he eats more of them than I do. Smile The addition of Smoked Turkey adds flavor & removing it from the bone makes it much more enjoyable to eat. Having not made them in awhile, we really enjoyed them.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6 or more depending on portion size
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
2 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1-2
    smoked turkey legs (or other meat of choice)
  • 2 lb
    fresh picked mixed greens (i used glory brand)
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped (extra for garnish as desired)
  • 3-4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp
    each granulated onion & garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar (white or brown) or more if desired
  • 1/8 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • ·
    salt as desired to taste & coarse black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 tsp
    liquid smoke or mesquite granulated spice (optional or as desired)

How to Make Southern Style Mixed Greens W/ Smoked Turkey

Step-by-Step

  1. Add Turkey legs to a large pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil, then lower heat and cook till turkey legs are tender, and begin to pull away from the bone.
  2. Remove turkey legs from pot to a large platter and allow to cool. Then remove bones, & splinters, and then chop into bite size pieces.
  3. Add greens to pot, along with spices, sugar, & vinegar, and additional chicken stock or water as needed. Cover with lid and return to boil, then lower heat to a simmer, and continue to cook as desired, about 1 hour or more as desired.
  4. Add the cooked Turkey back into the pot & cook about 1/2 hour or longer as desired.
  5. Now add the chopped onions, & minced garlic, & continue to cook.
  6. Add butter as desired, and stir till melted.
  7. Serve with your favorite condiments, and Corn Bread, if desired. I served mine with my own Canned Pickled Okra.
  8. Corn Bread is the preferred bread of choice for many Southerners. Here is the link for my recipe: http//www.justapinch.com/recipes/bread/savory-bread/mamas-buttermilk-corn-bread.html?p=1

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About Southern Style Mixed Greens W/ Smoked Turkey

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




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