Recipes

Turkey and vegetable stew

Turkey leg is a lean and budget-friendly meat. Cook it on the bone to add extra flavour to this easy stew.
  • Prep time:
    15 minutes
  • Cooking time:
    1 hour 20 minutes
  • Serves:
    4-6

Method

Heat a large saucepan over a high heat. Add the oil, season the turkey leg on all sides and brown in the hot pan for 7-8 minutes, turning now and again to ensure that all sides are coloured.

Turn the heat down to medium and add the onions, garlic and carrots and stir. 

Pour in the stock, mixing well to combine. Reduce the heat so that the stock is simmering gently. Cover with a lid and cook for one hour, stirring occasionally.

Once the turkey leg is cooked, remove it from the stew and leave to one side to cool slightly. Add the potatoes to the stew, cover again and continue to cook for 15 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook for another 5 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.

Meanwhile, once cool enough to handle, remove the skin from the turkey and use a fork to shred the meat, discarding any bones or sinew.

Add the meat back to the pan with the cooked potatoes and stew mixture. Mix well, taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary. Stir through the chopped parsley and serve hot.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 turkey leg (about 700-800g) 

salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 onions, sliced 

2 garlic cloves, bashed

2 carrots, diced 

1 litre chicken stock 

500g potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces 

1 small head of broccoli, divided into florets

1 bunch parsley, roughly chopped

Liked this recipe and others? Or simply have a question? Let us know over on our forum.

If you have any questions regarding our recipes you can find us and our community over on the forum. Get involved in lots of recipe and health discussions.

Explore more recipes like this

Discover dishes that support your health and taste delicious

View recipe
Mushroom pie with gravy

Mushroom pie with gravy

This is a wonderful vegetarian main dish that everyone will enjoy. And it tastes special enough for a celebration meal.

View recipe
Sweet potato mushroom hash

Sweet potato mushroom hash

Sweet potatoes are packed with fibre and antioxidants, and provide a sustained source of energy. This recipe is perfect as a weekend brunch.

View recipe
Tarragon and mushroom oats

Tarragon and mushroom oats

This tasty savoury dish from doctor and healthy eating expert, Dr Rupy, could be eaten for breakfast lunch or supper. Mushrooms are a great source of fibre, protein and antioxid...