drunkin turkey

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Cynthia Binsfield
Spokane, WA

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
serves 12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 5 Hr

Ingredients For drunkin turkey

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

How To Make drunkin turkey

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325.
  • 2
    Pull out turkey neck and organs. Rinse turkey inside and out, neck and organs. Place everything in roasting pan.
  • 3
    Pour beer in and around turkey. Pout water around turkey.
  • 4
    Cut 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
  • 5
    Place about a handfull if baby carrots inside turkey. Scatter all other carrots around turkey.
  • 6
    Be 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.
  • 7
    Take 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.
  • 8
    Rub olive oil all over outside of turkey.
  • 9
    Season turkey, inside and out, and the vegetables and beer broth around turkey with salt and pepper. Sprinkle rosemary all over turkey inside and out.
  • 10
    Cover 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.
  • 11
    When done, remove Turkey from oven, cover with foil and let rest for 20 minutes.
  • 12
    Place turkey on platter, spoon vegetables around turkey and serve.

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