Bacon Wrapped Turkey

I have a confession to make.

I don’t really like turkey.

I know, I know….your probably wondering if I am even an American.  (I have a fully certified birth certificate from the great state of Texas I would be happy to show you!)  Anyways, I don’t know what it is about turkey but I just don’t think it taste great.  Good thing we only eat it once a year.

Well, last year my awesome husband was determined to make a turkey that I would like.  So his solution was to try to make it taste like bacon.  Well, who could possibly refuse that?  I mean I’ve had turkey bacon before, but this went to a whole new level!  It didn’t quite taste like bacon, but it was delicious.

Here is what you need

Turkey

12 ounces Apple cider

8-10 garlic cloves

salt and pepper

BACON!!

20131116-135356.jpgMake sure and reach into the cavity of the bird and pull out the little bags of “extras.”  Pour your apple cider inside the turkey.

20131116-135409.jpgCut slits in the skin of the turkey and tuck in your peeled garlic cloves.  We put them all over!  Then, sprinkle your turkey with salt and pepper.

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Take your strips of bacon and lay them across your turkey.  We did it both ways; across the sides and top.  Use some toothpicks to hold your bacon in place.  We had a couple of pieces left so my husband shoved them inside with the apple cider.

Cook your turkey for about 20 minutes/per pound or until the center temperature reaches 165 degrees.

ENJOY!!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. ihtreuer
    Nov 17, 2013 @ 20:04:03

    I always cover my turkey with bacon, it not only gives a great flavour, but it makes the turkey self basting. Once the bacon has done its job and it is time to crisp/brown the skin, I cut the bacon up and throw it in the drippings, Bacon Turkey Gravy!!!!

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