Stewed Green Beans

  • Serves

    serves 8-10


Infused with the meaty flavor of a smoked turkey leg, these super-tender green beans are a favorite side dish at Martha Lou's Kitchen. This recipe first appeared in our May 2011 issue, with the article Specialty of the House.


  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter or bacon fat
  • 1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 lb. green beans, strings removed
  • 1 small smoked turkey leg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Step 1

Heat butter in a 6-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until soft, about 4 minutes. Add green beans, turkey leg, and 4 cups water. Season with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring, until green beans are very tender, about 1 hour.

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