Drunkin Turkey

Cynthia Binsfield


I love beer butt chicken so I figured why not turkey. But have you ever sat a turkey on a little beer can?? Oy!! But i have made this recipe 3 times this season already 2-23lb turkeys and 1-12lb and it received rave reviews from everyone...Be sure to use the juices to make the best gravey you have ever tried. Enjoy.

★★★★★ 2 votes
30 Min
5 Hr


12 lb
1 - 12 oz
Bottled Beer, (Blue Moon)
1 c
1 large
Yellow Onion
1 lb
Baby Carrots
4 large
Celery Stalks
2 Tbsp
Butter (Smart Balance)
1 Tbsp
Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
1 Tbsp
Dried Rosemary
Salt & Pepper to Taste


1Preheat oven to 325.
2Pull out turkey neck and organs. Rinse turkey inside and out, neck and organs. Place everything in roasting pan.
3Pour beer in and around turkey. Pout water around turkey.
4Cut 1/2 onion in large wedges the other 1/2 in smaller wedges. Place 3 large wedges inside of turkey. All other wedges large and small around turkey
5Place about a handfull if baby carrots inside turkey. Scatter all other carrots around turkey.
6Be sure to use all of celery including the leaves and inside stalks. Chop leaves and inside stalks. Place inside turkey. Chop rest of celery and place around turkey.
7Take 1 tablespoon of butter cut in half and spread under skin of turkey by breast. Take other tablespoon of butter and rub all over outside of turkey.
8Rub olive oil all over outside of turkey.
9Season turkey, inside and out, and the vegetables and beer broth around turkey with salt and pepper. Sprinkle rosemary all over turkey inside and out.
10Cover turkey with foil. Place in oven set at 325 and bake covered for about 3 hours. Uncover and roast for remaining time basting with juices often. Most directions say about 4 hours but count on it taking longer.
11When done, remove Turkey from oven, cover with foil and let rest for 20 minutes.
12Place turkey on platter, spoon vegetables around turkey and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey
Other Tag: Quick & Easy