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  • 4 lbs turkey necks regular, not smoked

  • 2 tsp seasoning salt

  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme

  • 2 tsp coarse black pepper

  • 2 large onions chopped

  • 3 stalks celery chopped

  • 5 cloves garlic chopped

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • (3) 0.87 packages of brown gravy mix (I used McCormicks)

  • 3 cups chicken or turkey broth



  1. Make sure that the turkey necks are nice and clean, then place them into a large bowl.

  2. Combine the seasoning salt, kosher salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and dried thyme together in a large bowl. Then sprinkle all over the turkey necks. Set the turkey necks to the side.

  3. Drizzle 2 tbsp of vegetable into a large pan, then place over medium heat.

  4. Once the oil is nice and hot, add in the onions and celery, and cook until they have a little color to them.

  5. Now toss in the garlic, and cook for 1 minutes. Turn the heat off.

  6. Place all of the turkey necks into to the instant pot ( or whatever pressure cooker that you are using). Then add in the onions, celery, and garlic.

  7. Now sprinkle in the packages of gravy mix, and pour in the broth.

  8. Put the lid top on the instant pot, make sure it is sealed, and set it on high for 55 minutes.

  9. Once done, carefully remove the steam ( as directed), then stir the southern smothered turkey necks.

  10. Dish out the turkey necks, and serve over rice or potatoes.

  11. Serve & Enjoy!

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