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cuban turkey breast

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Sandra Withum
Amherst, OH

I have a daughter that doesn't like turkey. The first time she had this turkey breast, she had's that good!!! My whole family LOVES it. I have to make this every Thanksgiving as well as the traditional turkey. I usually make three breasts for our family of 12.

(1 rating)
yield 6 to 8 (ea. breast)
cook time 2 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For cuban turkey breast

  • 3 lg
    turkey breasts, completely thawed leave nets on breasts for baking.
  • 8-12 slice
    thick sliced bacon
  • 1 lg
    can of tomato sauce
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped fine
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 lg
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 lg
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 Tbsp
    white cooking wine
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
    paprika, oregano & salt (or to taste)

How To Make cuban turkey breast

  • 1
    Put all ingredients (except turkey & bacon) in a blender or food processor and blend well.
  • 2
    Marinate turkey breast(s) , in this mixture overnight (in the refrigerator) I use a deep bowl so the breast(s)are covered. * Nets on the breasts should remain during marinating and baking steps to hold breasts together.
  • 3
    Place marinated turkey breast(s) along with the marinade in a baking dish. Place thick sliced bacon over breast(s) before baking to prevent burning. The bacon also adds flavor to the sauce.
  • 4
    Bake, uncovered, in preheated 325 degree oven. How long will depend on the size of the breast(s). Anywhere from 1 1/2 -3 hrs. I always use a meat thermometer to should read 165 degrees.
  • 5
    When turkey breast(s) is done, remove nets and place marinade in a saucepan, bring to a boil for several minutes and then simmer for 1 hour to reduce. This can be served with the sliced breast(s).

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