These green beans and potatoes are a spectacular dish. I have been making them for years in large quantities for special events at my church. The smoked turkey tails make an excellent broth that is seasoned beyond words. Let the meat cook until it falls off the bone for the ultimate flavor, at least 2 hours.
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 20 mins
Yield: 8 servings
½ pound smoked turkey tails
2 (14.5 ounce) cans green beans, drained and rinsed
1 large onion, chopped
10 small red potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon seasoned salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
Place the turkey tails and onion into a 4 quart Dutch oven and fill half way full with water. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer over low heat until meat falls off the bones, about 2 hours. Remove the bones and skin; return the meat to the pot. Discard bones and skin.
Add the green beans to the Dutch oven and simmer for 20 minutes, then add the potatoes. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes more, or until they can be easily pierced with a fork.
232 calories; protein 10.7g 21% DV; carbohydrates 42g 14% DV; fat 3.1g 5% DV; cholesterol 16.2mg 5% DV; sodium 935mg 37% DV.