6 quartsPrep Time
2: smoked turkey legs
1 large: red onion, cut in half
1 large: Spanish onion, cut in half
1 large: carrot, cut in thirds
1 large: red bell pepper, seeded
1 tablespoon: olive oil
7 quarts: cold water
5 cloves: garlic, lightly smashed
10: whole black peppercorns
: salt to taste
1 cup: water
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Brush the turkey legs, red onion, Spanish onion, carrot, and red bell pepper with olive oil; place into a roasting pan.
Roast in the preheated oven until the turkey and vegetables turn brown, about 15 minutes.
Pour 7 quarts water into a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the roasted turkey and vegetables, the garlic, and black peppercorns to the water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer.
Place the roasting pan over a stove burner (two burners, if it will fit) and heat until the drippings sizzle. Pour in 1 cup of water and scrape up and dissolve all the browned flavor bits from the roasting pan into the water. Pour the drippings mixture into the stock.
Simmer for 6 hours, periodically skimming and discarding the foamy scum that forms on the top of the broth. Pour the stock through a strainer, discarding the turkey and vegetables (they have given up all their flavor). Cool and store in airtight containers. Can be frozen.
Calories: 39 kcal
Carbohydrates: 2.3 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Fat: 1.4 g
Fiber: 0.6 g
Protein: 4.2 g
Sodium: 39 mg