Butter Beans With Smoked Turkey

Butter Beans With Smoked Turkey

The turkey breast helps to cut the fat out of this soul food favorite. Get the full recipe here.

Number of Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1 cup


smoked turkey breast - 8 oz
chopped onion - 1/4 cup
dried butter beans (mature lima beans), soaked - 1 lb
clove garlic, minced - 1
bay leaf - 1
pepper - 1/8 tsp
thyme - 1 tsp
salt - 1/4 tsp

  1. Boil the turkey and onion in 1 quart of water for 45 minutes.

  2. Place the beans, garlic, pepper, bay leaf, and thyme in the water and cook for 1 hour or until the beans are tender. Add the salt in the final 15 minutes of cooking to prevent the beans from becoming tough.

Exchanges Per Serving

2-1/2 Starch
1 Very Lean Meat

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving
Calories 216
Calories from Fat 6
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Sodium 423 mg
Total Carbohydrate 36 g
Dietary Fiber 11 g
Sugars 5 g
Protein 18 g

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