In a medium bowl, stir together melted butter and seasonings. Any fruit flavored wood such as cherry or apple would be good also. But this recipe for smoked bacon wrapped turkey breast starts with the simple steps of brining the turkey and and dusting it with seasoning. Stuff it with bacon, bathe it in bourbon and smoke it on the Big Green Egg. Hickory Wood. Okay, there are lots of best reasons (or excuses) to invest in a pellet smoker. As the turkey cooks, the bacon fat will melt into the turkey skin, and the bacon will caramelize into a covering of smoky goodness. Heat oven to 400 degrees. I cut the turkey up before brining (two hindquarters, two wings, one breast with part of the back bone, and one boneless breast that I rolled up and tied after brining). To make the weave, lay out eight strips of bacon vertically on a piece of foil or plastic wrap. Add herbs and pulse to chop. Use Applewood smoke (approx. Put the garlic in a food processor and whirl to finely chop. 2 medium chunks). Place the turkey in the smoked and baste every 1-2 hours with turkey juices from the pan. This may vary depending on the size of your turkey. Take a sheet of parchment paper and start weaving bacon in a basketweave pattern. Turkey Breast. This may be the key, wrap in bacon while you slow cook it. Season the Turkey with Get-R-Smoked Amazing Chicken Seasoning (purchase here) Place the turkey tenderloins into a pan or bowl to contain the mess and season them all over with Get-R-Smoked Amazing Chicken Seasoning (purchase here) Wrap with Bacon Use 6 slices of bacon … Stuff it with bacon, bathe it in bourbon and smoke it on the Big Green Egg. Put the onion in the pan and cook gently for 10-15 mins until caramelised. 😉 (Serves about 10 people) 16 pound Turkey 1 bottle KCCO Black Lager Beer 3/4 pounds Thick Sliced Pepper Bacon 3 ounces Turkey Fixin’s Cajun Style Marinade 1/2 box Stove Top Stuffing (for turkey) 1/4 cup Butter 1 ounce Beer and Garlic Seasoning Salt 3 ounces EVOO. kosher salt (1-3/4 cups if using Morton’s; 2-3/4 cups if using Diamond Crystal) 1-3/4 cups packed dark brown sugar 1 cup apple cider vinegar 3/4 cup honey … Stir in olive oil. Ready In 11 hours 30 mins. 1.) 4 Smoked Turkey Legs 1/2 pound Thick Pepper Bacon Seasoned Salt. Butterfly the turkey breasts carefully keeping the same thickness on both sides of the slice. Prepare the smoker and heat to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. The easiest way to do this recipe is to pick up already cooked fully smoked turkey legs from your local butcher or meat shop. My dad grew up on a hog farm in Missouri, so he’s been cooking and eating barbecue since he was little. This post is totally inspiring me to try that bacon-wrapped turkey again. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl combine parsley, thyme, oregano, garlic and pepper. I am a big fan of smoked turkey, just the skin gets ruined. Set smoker up indirect at 275°F. Forego whole smoked turkey & wrap colossal turkey legs in bacon & wood-fire them on the Traeger. I bought this magazine and read it on a plane. Add 1/2 pound of As everyone knows, the perfect bacon wrapped anything starts with a good bacon weave. Place turkey in a roasting pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and remove the top rack. Inactive Time 6 hours. The internal temperature will continue to rise by 10 degrees or more before beginning to peak and cool. Made two of your Smoked Turkey with Bacon Butter using the butter milk brine. Always has. Generously brush the outside of the turkey with melted butter. For the past 16 years, he and I have competed together on the national barbecue circuit. We’ve switched over to frying our turkey now. Bacon-Wrapped Smoked Turkey (10:49) 4.3. stars, 8 ratings. Keep Calm and Wrap it in Bacon! Prep Time 30 mins. Bake for 3 hours, or until an instant read thermometer inserted into the thigh registers 165°. Allow me to introduce the bacon wrapped smoked turkey tenderloin which looks a lot like a pork tenderloin. Remove bacon wrapped turkey breast from grill and allow to rest for 10 minutes. The trick here is to create your basketweave on a flat surface. Combine the butter and sage in a mixing bowl, mash with a fork or spoon until the sage is well incorporated … Once you’ve enough to cover your turkey, carefully flip the bacon basketweave over the breast your bird. I totally smoked a bacon-wrapped turkey a few years ago. FineCooking. This recipe calls for many ingredients and some planning, but the finished turkey ’s rich, smoky flavor and juicy meat is more than worth it. Lay the strips of bacon over the outside of the turkey breast. November 2012 in EggHead Forum. Check after 2 hours and cover with foil if bacon gets too dark. A bacon wrapped turkey breast, covered in a balsamic garlic herb rub creates a juicy, flavorful turkey with a crispy bacon crust! Using a sharp knife, cut a long pocket in the side of each turkey tenderloin by cutting horizontally into the tenderloin to, but not through, the opposite side. IrishDevl Posts: 1,390. Then, fold over every other vertical piece of bacon in the middle. Cook Time 5 hours. Go rogue for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter by making a Bacon Bourbon Smoked Turkey. 1 lb thick sliced bacon. With a very sharp knife cut across the grain of the breast and serve hot. Weave bacon strips in a lattice pattern over the turkey breast and tuck fresh sage leaves underneath the bacon. Text and Bacon-Wrapped Smoked Turkey recipe by Lee Ann Whippen. It turned out pretty good except the bacon got a little too overcooked. Season it with salt and pepper. Smoked turkey legs are big on flavor but great for a small Thanksgiving gathering. Bacon wrapped smoked turkey. Instructions. Smoked turkey is one of the best reasons to get a pellet smoker. Smoked Bacon Wrapped Turkey: For the brine 8 cups apple cider 1 lb. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Load the smoker with hickory chips or pellets. However, the good stuff all dripped into the turkey, so the turkey itself was awesome. Brush turkey all over with butter mixture. Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast. The lady that wrote the recipe is supposedly famous bbq guru or something. My family barbecues. Show More. Place strips of bacon on turkey and weave together. Heat a drizzle of oil in a frying pan, and use a little more to grease a 900g loaf tin. I smoked in my … Go rogue this Thanksgiving and make a Bacon Bourbon Smoked Turkey. 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