I love to season my beans with smoked turkey, preferably smoked turkey legs. This time around I decided to try something new…turkey tails. They’re actually used a lot to season greens and beans. Some people make smothered turkey tails and rice.
1 bag of Navy beans
4 to 6 smoked Turkey Tails
1/2 a red or yellow onion
4 cloves of garlic
1 packet of Lipton onion soup mix
Fresh ground pepper
Mrs. Dash non-salt seasoning
Dried basil and thyme
4-6 cups of water
2 bay leaves
Pour the navy beans into a colander and remove the bad ones. Wash the beans with a vinegar and water mixture.
Put them into the slow cooker and add the turkey tails, garlic, onion, and seasonings.
Let the dish cook on high for 5 to 6 hours. The taste is amazing.
The turkey tails add loads of flavor and just enough meat. There’s a lot of fat on them but just pull it off. I can’t believe I not only cooked turkey tails but ate them! They were delicious!