Cuban Turkey Breast

Cuban Turkey Breast Recipe

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Sandra Withum


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 two breasts for our family of 12.

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6 to 8 (ea. breast)
24 Hr
2 Hr


1-2 large
turkey breasts, completely thawed leave nets on breasts for baking.
8-12 slice
thick sliced bacon
1 large
can of tomato sauce
1 medium
onion, chopped fine
3 clove
garlic, minced
1 large
red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 large
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


  • 1Put all ingredients (except turkey & bacon) in a blender or food processor and blend well.
  • 2Marinate 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.
  • 3Place 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.
  • 4Bake, 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.
  • 5When 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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Course/Dish: Turkey
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