Snapping Turtle Soup

2 T butter

3/4 lb. parboiled turtle meat

1/2 large sweet onion, chopped

Corn Kernels from 2 ears fresh sweet corn

1 c. fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped

1 clove garlic minced

2 t. Cajun Style Seasoning

Dash of Cinnamon, Allspice and Cloves

1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes

1/2 c. beer

3 c. chicken stock


Melt butter in large sauce pan.  Add turtle meat and cook until it starts to brown.  Add the vegetables and seasonings, continue cooking until the onions are translucent and the vegetables start to brown.  Add canned tomatoes with their juices and continue cooking scraping up an bits stuck to the bottom of the pan.  Pour into a crock pot.  Return pan to heat and add beer, cook off any remaining bits stuck to the pan and pour into the crockpot along with the chicken stock.  Cook on high for 6 hrs or low for 8 hrs.