- saves time during the week - one meal in one pot
- health benefits
- promotes hair growth
- tastes great
- enough to share
I use beans as a staple meal when my weeks are extra long. It frees me from stressing out having to cook with limited time. Beans also are high in fiber (good for digestive tract), contain biotin which promotes hair growth, helps increase muscle tone, and there is a variety of ways you can cook them.
Turkey breast has its own benefits, it's a lean meat less talked about containing large amounts of B6 and a good amount of B12, and just like beans they taste great depending what your taste calls for.
Of course as all Granny's do, there is always more than enough to share. I'll be sharing this tasty treat with my coworkers.
Great Northern Beans with Smoked Turkey Breast
1 small turkey breast (mine was approx 6lbs)
1 1/2 lbs of dried great northern beans
seasoning to taste (whatever you like)
Roast turkey breast in oven according to instructions using seasonings of choice after cleaning it. After taking out of oven allow to sit for approx 10-15 min before carving. Carve turkey, then dice into smaller pieces (you choose the size). Put turkey into mixing bowl and let marinade in liquid smoke for approx 2 - 4hrs (I normally do it as long as the beans take to cook).
Sort beans for debris. Rinse beans well.
See instructions for soaking method. Lately, I've been using the quick soak method and it works just as good as if you were to soak overnight. Use seasoning of choice. Beans usually take 3 - 4hrs to cook if using on medium heat with lid tilted for better cooking. Once beans are tender, add turkey and onions and allow to set together as you would spaghetti noodles and sauce.
*onions can be cooked with turkey or beans. I love onions so much I do it with both.
Serve with cornbread and you have a tasty meal that is very filling.
Enjoy! I sure plan to!!
What are some of your recipes for northern beans? Leave comments below.