Turkey 15 BEAN SOUP®

Recipe By

South Your Mouth

"...I’ve been cooking dried beans since I was old enough to reach the stove. I’ve had just about every variety under the sun and I’ve loved them all. So when I tell you this bean soup is one of the best I’ve ever had, that’s saying something!..."

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

5 hours



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  • 1 20-oz. bag HamBeens® 15 BEAN SOUP®

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 8 cups chicken broth

  • 2 turkey wings or legs (see notes)

Cooking Directions

  1. Sauté onion in butter in a large pot or Dutch oven for 4-5 minutes. Add garlic, chicken broth, beans (with included seasoning packet) then stir well. Add turkey pieces to pot then heat over medium-high heat until simmering. Once simmering, cover pot then reduce heat to low and simmer for 4 hours.

  2. Remove turkey pieces from pot, cover tightly and set aside. Continue cooking beans for 1-2 more hours or until beans are tender. Taste for seasoning and add salt if desired. Depending on which sort of turkey you’re using, there’s a good bit of variance in salt needed. You may not need any at all.

  3. Remove meat from turkey pieces, discarding skin and bones. Shred turkey into bite-sized pieces using two forks then add turkey to beans. Stir well.

  4. Remove from heat, cover, and let soup rest for 30 minutes before serving.


You can use roasted, fried or smoked turkey wings or legs. I used 4.5 lbs of wing sections.

When I say 2 wings, I mean 2 full wings; each including the drummette and the wingette (or 'flat’). Or you could think of it as 4 wing sections. I actually prefer the 2-bone section as it has whiter, more tender meat.

You can also use 4 cups chopped leftover turkey meat instead of the wings or legs. Just stir it in 1-2 hours before the soup is done (don’t let it cook the whole time or it will get dry).

Yes, you can cook this in a crock pot! Cook the same way replacing the 4 hours on the stove with 6 hours on high in the crock pot.

If you can’t find Hurst's 15 BEAN SOUP® in your market, please ask your grocer for them. Until then, you can order them online.