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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2019

Genevieve Ko


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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 calories; 5.9 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 47 mg cholesterol; 670 mg sodium. 949 mg potassium; 43.5 g carbohydrates; 6.2 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 23.2 g protein; 3219 IU vitamin a iu; 24 mg vitamin c; 51 mcg folate; 78 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 53 mg magnesium; 3 g added sugar;

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