Braised Turnip Greens
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Braised Turnip Greens

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 35 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Bitter greens like turnips are rich in flavor, and the smoky turkey wings in this recipe take them to the next level. Create your own stock from the smoked turkey to double down on flavor of the finished wings.



  1. Place the turkey wings in a 3-quart saucepan and add enough water to just cover them, about 5 cups. Bring to a boil, skimming off any foam that forms on the surface. Reduce to a simmer and let cook, uncovered, 1 1/2 hours. Strain the wings and remove the meat from the bones and set aside; discard the bones. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the broth; save the remaining broth for another use.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onion and cook until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper and cook 1 minute more. Add turnip greens in batches, allowing each batch to wilt and stirring to distribute before adding the next batch. 
  3. Once all the greens are added, stir in the vinegar, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Return the turkey to the pot along with the reserved broth. Reduce the heat to low, cover and let simmer until the greens are very tender, about 40 minutes.