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.
Stewed Green Beans
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.
Yield: serves 8-10
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
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.