Smoked Turkey Broth

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6 quarts

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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

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