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Soul Food Turnip Greens

Turnip greens with smoked turkey is a classic southern soul food side dish. Customize this recipe with your favorite meat (like ham hocks, smoked neck bones, or salted pork) for a delicious family dinner side.
Course Side
Cuisine Soul Food
Keyword turnip greens
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Author I Heart Recipes

Ingredients

  • 10-12 bunches Turnip Greens
  • 1 large smoked turkey wing
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 medium yellow oniom
  • 1 medium bell pepper any color
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 medium turnips peeled & diced

Instructions

  • Add the smoked turkey wing into a large pot, then pour in 8 cups of water.
  • Place the pot over high heat, and bring to a boil. Let cook for 45-50 minutes.
  • While the smoked turkey is cooking, clean your greens. ( Be sure to check out my cooking tutorial to that you can see how I clean my turnip greens).
  • Once the greens are cleaned, remove the leaves from the stems, and start adding the turnip leaves in the pot.
  • Once all the greens are in the pot, start adding in the onions and bell peppers.
  • Next add in the garlic, red pepper flakes, seasoning salt, black pepper, brown sugar, and vinegar.
  • Give everything a nice stir, then reduce the heat to medium.
  • Let the soul food turnip greens cook for 1 hour & 30 minutes over medium heat.
  • Now toss in the turnips, and fold in with the other ingredients. Let cook for another 30 - 45 minutes.
  • Serve, and enjoy with some cornbread.

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