Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Turkey in the Crock Pot

I was fixing a big meal and trying to time the turkey around the sweet potato casserole and the green bean casserole and the rolls and.... well obviously I had more items to go in my oven than I had room for.  So I thought, why not fix the turkey in the crock pot.  This would free up time and space in my oven for other things and be a lot less stressful on me.  Genius idea I thought; as I pulled the crock pot off the shelf and prepared to make our holiday turkey.
I used a 6 pound bone in turkey breast.  In a small bowl I mixed together 1 cup cranberry juice, 1/2 cup dried cranberries and one envelope dried Onion soup mix.  I poured these ingredients over the turkey which was in a greased crock pot; covered and cooked on Low for 12 hours (or you could do it on high for about 6 hours) or until meat thermometer reads 190 degrees.
The turkey was nice and moist and had good flavor.  And was one less thing for me to worry about while getting the rest of the meal prepared.  As I mentioned I cook the turkey on low and if I had to do it again I would cook it on high, just to ensure enough cooking time as 12 hours was a long time to wait on it.
And you won't believe what I did with the leftovers.... check back next week for an amazing recipe that was a big hit and didn't resemble the look or taste of the previous days meal.  But until then be sure to check out this month's Iron Chef Challenge as the themed ingredient is Turkey, or if you have a recipe feel free to link it up!

This post was linked to: Hunk of meat Monday on Beyer Beware, Tasty Tuesday on Beauty and Bedlam, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace, Made from Scratch Tuesday on From Mess Hall to Bistro, It's a Blog Party


LV said...

I would have never thought of this. Great idea. Did it turn out okay?

BARBIE said...

Sounds yummy! How was it?