Heirloom Beans And Rice With Smoked Turkey

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Heirloom Beans And Rice With Smoked Turkey is a wonderful savory recipe. Smoked turkey wings and thighs are available at Whole Foods markets and good butchers. They’re a great substitute for pork or ham hocks, and have more lean meat on them.

Heirloom Beans And Rice With Smoked Turkey

Shopping List:

dried beans of your choice
water
smoked turkey thigh
smoked turkey wing
carrots
sage
salt
whole peppercorns
cooked rice
olive oil

Equipment

large bowl
large pot with a lid
medium pot with a lid

Heirloom Beans And Rice With Smoked Turkey

Instructions:

Place beans in a bowl and cover by 2 to 3 inches in water. Remove any beans the float when you add water. Allow them to soak over night, or for 8 hours. After the beans have finished soaking, drain the water.

Once the beans have been soaked, place them in a large pot and cover with 2 inches of water. Add turkey, carrots, sage and peppercorn. Cover and simmer the beans, checking them every 30 minutes. The cooking time of the beans can depend on your beans and how fresh they are. It may take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours for the beans to fully cook. **Don’t let the beans cook over a rolling boil, try to keep them to a light simmer so that they don’t begin to fall apart.

While your beans are cooking, prepare 2 cups of rice according to package instructions.

Once your beans have cooked for 1 hour, add salt and mix in. You may desire more salt or less depending upon your preferences.

When the beans are ready, remove turkey thigh and wing from the bean mixture. They should now be fully cooked. Peel the meat from the bone. Serve rice and beans with turkey on top. If desired, drizzle with olive oil before serving.

Enjoy!

Heirloom Beans And Rice With Smoked Turkey

Prep Time15 mins
to soak beans12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: heirloom beans, rice, smoked turkey
Servings: 8 people

Equipment

  • large bowl
  • large pot with lid
  • medium pot

Ingredients

  • 12 oz dried beans We reccomend Cajun bean mix
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 smoked turkey thigh
  • 1 smoked turkey wing
  • 2 carrot peeled
  • 8 whole peppercorn
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 2 tsp salt preference determined
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • olive oil drizzle – optional

Instructions

  • Place beans in a bowl and cover by 2 to 3 inches in water. Remove any beans the float when you add water. Allow them to soak over night, or for 8 hours. After the beans have finished soaking, drain the water.
  • Once the beans have been soaked, place them into a large pot and cover with 2 inches of water. Add turkey, carrots, sage and peppercorn. Cover and simmer the beans, checking them every 30 minutes. The cooking time of your beans can depend on your beans and how fresh they are. It may take anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours for your beans to fully cook. **Don't let the beans cook over a rolling boil, try to keep them to a light simmer so that they don't begin to fall apart.
  • While your beans are cooking, prepare 2 cups of rice according to your package instructions.
  • Once your beans have cooked for 1 hour, add salt and mix in. You may desire more salt or less depending upon your preferences.
  • When the beans are ready, remove your turkey thigh and wing from the bean mixture. They should now be fully cooked. Peal the meat from the bone. Serve rice and beans with turkey on top. If desired, drizzle with olive oil before serving.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Note:
If you do not have time to soak your beans, you can follow these steps
     Rinse them throughly in a strainer
     Place beans in a pot and cover by 2 inches with water. 
     Bring beans to a boil and try to keep them between a gentle boil and a simmer while      you cook for 30 minutes. 
     Discard any foam that rises to the surface. 
     Continue on by adding additional ingredients and continuing to cook. 
     

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