Turkey Breast. 1.) Keep Calm and Wrap it in Bacon! Place the turkey in the smoked and baste every 1-2 hours with turkey juices from the pan. FineCooking. Add herbs and pulse to chop. Set smoker up indirect at 275°F. Bacon-Wrapped Smoked Turkey (10:49) 4.3. stars, 8 ratings. The lady that wrote the recipe is supposedly famous bbq guru or something. IrishDevl Posts: 1,390. Smoked turkey is one of the best reasons to get a pellet smoker. To make the weave, lay out eight strips of bacon vertically on a piece of foil or plastic wrap. Stuff it with bacon, bathe it in bourbon and smoke it on the Big Green Egg. 😉 (Serves about 10 people) 16 pound Turkey 1 bottle KCCO Black Lager Beer 3/4 pounds Thick Sliced Pepper Bacon 3 ounces Turkey Fixin’s Cajun Style Marinade 1/2 box Stove Top Stuffing (for turkey) 1/4 cup Butter 1 ounce Beer and Garlic Seasoning Salt 3 ounces EVOO. Prepare the smoker and heat to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. The trick here is to create your basketweave on a flat surface. The easiest way to do this recipe is to pick up already cooked fully smoked turkey legs from your local butcher or meat shop. Place turkey in a roasting pan. Okay, there are lots of best reasons (or excuses) to invest in a pellet smoker. I cut the turkey up before brining (two hindquarters, two wings, one breast with part of the back bone, and one boneless breast that I rolled up and tied after brining). Then, fold over every other vertical piece of bacon in the middle. Use Applewood smoke (approx. Heat a drizzle of oil in a frying pan, and use a little more to grease a 900g loaf tin. Generously brush the outside of the turkey with melted butter. Stuff it with bacon, bathe it in bourbon and smoke it on the Big Green Egg. Allow me to introduce the bacon wrapped smoked turkey tenderloin which looks a lot like a pork tenderloin. Brush turkey all over with butter mixture. Butterfly the turkey breasts carefully keeping the same thickness on both sides of the slice. Bacon wrapped smoked turkey. Smoked Bacon Wrapped Turkey: For the brine 8 cups apple cider 1 lb. My dad grew up on a hog farm in Missouri, so he’s been cooking and eating barbecue since he was little. As everyone knows, the perfect bacon wrapped anything starts with a good bacon weave. Go rogue for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter by making a Bacon Bourbon Smoked Turkey. Cook Time 5 hours. This post is totally inspiring me to try that bacon-wrapped turkey again. Prep Time 30 mins. 2 medium chunks). My family barbecues. Stir in olive oil. Check after 2 hours and cover with foil if bacon gets too dark. Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast. Weave bacon strips in a lattice pattern over the turkey breast and tuck fresh sage leaves underneath the bacon. The internal temperature will continue to rise by 10 degrees or more before beginning to peak and cool. We’ve switched over to frying our turkey now. Season it with salt and pepper. Forego whole smoked turkey & wrap colossal turkey legs in bacon & wood-fire them on the Traeger. Put the onion in the pan and cook gently for 10-15 mins until caramelised. I totally smoked a bacon-wrapped turkey a few years ago. Combine the butter and sage in a mixing bowl, mash with a fork or spoon until the sage is well incorporated … Once you’ve enough to cover your turkey, carefully flip the bacon basketweave over the breast your bird. I bought this magazine and read it on a plane. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl combine parsley, thyme, oregano, garlic and pepper. 1 lb thick sliced bacon. Season the Turkey with Get-R-Smoked Amazing Chicken Seasoning (purchase here) Place the turkey tenderloins into a pan or bowl to contain the mess and season them all over with Get-R-Smoked Amazing Chicken Seasoning (purchase here) Wrap with Bacon Use 6 slices of bacon … Show More. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and remove the top rack. But this recipe for smoked bacon wrapped turkey breast starts with the simple steps of brining the turkey and and dusting it with seasoning. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Inactive Time 6 hours. As the turkey cooks, the bacon fat will melt into the turkey skin, and the bacon will caramelize into a covering of smoky goodness. It turned out pretty good except the bacon got a little too overcooked. Hickory Wood. A bacon wrapped turkey breast, covered in a balsamic garlic herb rub creates a juicy, flavorful turkey with a crispy bacon crust! Go rogue this Thanksgiving and make a Bacon Bourbon Smoked Turkey. This recipe calls for many ingredients and some planning, but the finished turkey ’s rich, smoky flavor and juicy meat is more than worth it. Lay the strips of bacon over the outside of the turkey breast. kosher salt (1-3/4 cups if using Morton’s; 2-3/4 cups if using Diamond Crystal) 1-3/4 cups packed dark brown sugar 1 cup apple cider vinegar 3/4 cup honey … 4 Smoked Turkey Legs 1/2 pound Thick Pepper Bacon Seasoned Salt. I am a big fan of smoked turkey, just the skin gets ruined. November 2012 in EggHead Forum. For the past 16 years, he and I have competed together on the national barbecue circuit. Bake for 3 hours, or until an instant read thermometer inserted into the thigh registers 165°. Using a sharp knife, cut a long pocket in the side of each turkey tenderloin by cutting horizontally into the tenderloin to, but not through, the opposite side. Place strips of bacon on turkey and weave together. Made two of your Smoked Turkey with Bacon Butter using the butter milk brine. However, the good stuff all dripped into the turkey, so the turkey itself was awesome. In a medium bowl, stir together melted butter and seasonings. Always has. I smoked in my … Instructions. Put the garlic in a food processor and whirl to finely chop. Any fruit flavored wood such as cherry or apple would be good also. Load the smoker with hickory chips or pellets. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Text and Bacon-Wrapped Smoked Turkey recipe by Lee Ann Whippen. Smoked turkey legs are big on flavor but great for a small Thanksgiving gathering. With a very sharp knife cut across the grain of the breast and serve hot. We'll brine it for maximum flavor and juiciness, coat it with my original rub ( Purchase formula here | Purchase bottled rub ), wrap it in bacon to help keep it really moist and cook it to a perfect 165°F before slicing it up. Making a bacon wrapped turkey breast starts with a very sharp knife across. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. in a lattice pattern over the outside of the,. 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