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bacon wrapped brown sugar bourbon turkey

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kimber Flory
Stafford, VA

We are really fond of the brown sugar bourbon spice by McCormicks and have used it on many dishes and put it on our burgers. So when I didn't have the spices I was looking for to make my turkey breast, I decided that this might do the trick. The family and I loved it, and the turkey breast came out delicious. This spice is fairly strong in flavor, so you may want to adjust it or take off the skin with the spice on it if you are not fond of strong flavors. But the added flavor of the bacon and spice to the turkey is fantastic.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This turkey breast recipe is moist and full-flavored. It hits you with robust spicy and savory flavors. There's a light sweetness from the seasoning too. Juicy and easy to make, you may decide not to make a whole turkey again. And we know, bacon on anything is mighty tasty. A great recipe if you're hosting a small holiday.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For bacon wrapped brown sugar bourbon turkey

  • 2 lb
    turkey breast
  • 1/2 stick
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    McCormick's Brown Sugar and Bourbon Spice
  • 6 slice

How To Make bacon wrapped brown sugar bourbon turkey

  • Drying the turkey breast.
    Rinse turkey breast off and pat dry.
  • Mixing butter and spices.
    Mix spices with butter to make a soft paste.
  • Smearing butter onto turkey.
    Smear spice mix onto turkey breast. You can put the paste under the skin if you prefer, this will make the flavor stronger though.
  • Wrapping turkey with bacon.
    Wrap each slice of bacon around the breast, tucking the edges under.
  • Tucking bacon under turkey.
    You want to cover the entire top of the breast, so more or less bacon is fine.
  • Covering turkey with aluminum foil.
    Cover loosely with aluminum foil and roast for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • Roasting until bacon crisps.
    Remove foil and allow turkey breast to roast until bacon is crisp.
  • Bacon wrapped turkey out of the oven.
    Allow to sit for at least 10 minutes before slicing. You can remove bacon before slicing, or you can slice with the bacon on it. Enjoy!