Great Northern Beans with Smoked Turkey Leg-Updated

This is my favorite slow cooker recipe. It’s healthy, fulfilling, and taste so good. I’ve tweaked my recipe so I thought I’d do an updated post. For the next month, smoked turkey legs will be readily available. This recipe is a great way to make use of them.


1 bag of Great Northern beans

Half of a medium red onion

4 cloves of roughly chopped garlic


1 large smoked turkey leg

32 fl oz container of chicken broth

1 to 2 cups of water

Cilantro and pepperoncini (optional garnish)

Slap Ya Mama seasoning or Lawry’s seasoning salt

Red pepper flakes

Dried or fresh basil and thyme

Mrs. Dash salt-free seasonings

Cumin (Add to taste)

3 Jamaican Allspice balls

2 bay leaves



Put the beans, veggies, turkey leg, chicken broth, water, and seasonings in the slow cooker. Do not add the Slap Ya Mama or Lawry’s seasoning salt yet. The smoked turkey and chicken broth are already salty, so you want to do a taste test later in the cooking process before adding salt. Let the beans cook on high for 4 hours.


At this point, the turkey meat should fall off the bone. I like to pick out the skin and any other parts I don’t want to eat. I also do a taste test and add any salted seasoning if needed.



I like my beans mushy so I let them cook for two more hours on high. Serve them up with some cilantro and pepperoncini. Heck, I shake a little Red Hot Sauce on them.

Enjoy and stay blessed,




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