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I created this bean soup using part of another recipe but I added a few spices in varying amounts with smoked turkey wings for an awesome flavor enhancer. It is a bit spicy but it is really high in fiber and protein, while being low in fat and sodium. I prepared this recipe in a crockpot but it could be cooked on the stovetop as well. Cook times may vary but I let mine cook for a total of 10 hours, which is why I recommend the crockpot.

Provided by Fit Cook

Categories     Beans

Time 10h25m

Yield 4 quarts, 6-8 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 16

1 (16 ounce) package 15 bean soup mix (discard the flavor packet)
4 cups chicken stock or 4 cups vegetable stock
2 smoked turkey legs
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 large onions, chopped (I used yellow)
10 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
2 large carrots, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
1/2 teaspoon clove
15 peppercorns
3 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne (or more to taste)
1/2 teaspoon paprika


  • Soak beans overnight in about 3 quarts of water. Drain and either set aside or if you are using a crockpot put on the lowest setting and add chicken stock with the beans.
  • Heat olive oil in a large pan. Score smoked turkey legs or thighs and place in hot pan. Allow the turkey to heat and release flavor into the oil while prepping the other ingredients.
  • Remove turkey from the pan and place into crockpot or set aside.
  • Put onions, garlic, carrots, and celery in pan and cook until just tender.
  • Add all spices and allow to cook for 3-5 minutes to allow dry spices to open up.
  • Add vegetable mixture into crockpot or put the turkey, beans, and stock into the large pan. If you are using a pan bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for as long you can stand! (The smell is so good you will not be able to resist tasting) I recommend at least 4-6 hours.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts : Calories 159.7, Fat 9, SaturatedFat 1.5, Cholesterol 4.8, Sodium 260, Carbohydrate 15.2, Fiber 2.1, Sugar 6.1, Protein 5.3

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