This classic Southern stew has as many variations as people making it, but historically it features fresh game and smoked meat along with some vegetables. This veggie-loaded version gets great smoky flavor from a smoked turkey drumstick.

Genevieve Ko
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2019


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  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Add garlic, thyme and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, broth and bay leaf; bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in potatoes, corn, lima beans, okra and turkey. Return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

  • Stir in Worcestershire, vinegar, brown sugar to taste and the remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Simmer for 10 minutes more. Transfer the turkey to a clean cutting board. Simmer the stew until the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes more.

  • Dice the turkey meat (discard the skin, bones and cartilage). Return it to the stew. Serve hot.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

305.5 calories; protein 23.2g 47% DV; carbohydrates 43.5g 14% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 6.2g 25% DV; sugars 11.7g; fat 5.9g 9% DV; saturated fat 1g 5% DV; cholesterol 46.7mg 16% DV; vitamin a iu 3219.3IU 64% DV; vitamin c 24.3mg 41% DV; folate 51.1mcg 13% DV; calcium 78.4mg 8% DV; iron 2.7mg 15% DV; magnesium 53mg 19% DV; potassium 949.4mg 27% DV; sodium 670.4mg 27% DV; added sugar 3g.

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I made this and it was wonderful everyone devoured it!!!! Read More