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Red Beans & Smoked Turkey

Red beans and smoked turkey is a hearty and flavorful dish that’s a staple in Southern cuisine. The smoky flavor of the turkey pairs perfectly with the rich and creamy red beans. Here’s how you can make this comforting recipe:


  • 1 pound dried red beans
  • 1 pound smoked turkey parts (legs, wings, or neck)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 4 cups water
  • Cooked white rice, for serving
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish

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