Texas Turkey Bonanza

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“Received this in an email; originally posted by Better Holmes & Gardens. Recipe states: "The big flavors of this Texas-inspired turkey will surprise you with how easy it is to prepare. The slow cooker does most of the work for you. All you have to do is have the meat and vegetables ready, add them to the slow cooker, turn it on and go about your day. Top each serving with a tablespoon of lime sour cream for added flavor."”
4hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups dried black-eyed peas
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 -3 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and quartered lengthwise
  • 1 12 teaspoons dried sage, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb turkey or 1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 medium summer squash, cut into wedges
  • 12 cup finely chopped red onion (1 medium)
  • 13 cup snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1 recipe lime sour cream (see recipe below) (optional) or 1 sour cream (optional)
  • finely chopped fresh jalapeno pepper (optional)


  1. Sort through peas to remove any pebbles or other foreign matter. Rinse peas. In a large saucepan combine peas and the 5 cups of the water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain and rinse peas.
  2. In a 4- or 4-1/2-quart slow cooker combine peas, the remaining 3 cups water, the quartered jalapeno peppers, sage, and salt. Top with meat.
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
  4. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir squash into mixture in cooker. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more. Sprinkle each serving with red onion and cilantro. If desired, top with Lime Sour Cream and chopped jalapeno pepper. Makes 6 servings.
  5. Lime Sour Cream: In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup light dairy sour cream, 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel, and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Cover and chill before serving.

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