Weave bacon strips in a lattice pattern over the turkey breast and tuck fresh sage leaves underneath the bacon. To make the weave, lay out eight strips of bacon vertically on a piece of foil or plastic wrap. Generously brush the outside of the turkey with melted butter. Season it with salt and pepper. Butterfly the turkey breasts carefully keeping the same thickness on both sides of the slice. Heat oven to 400 degrees. The easiest way to do this recipe is to pick up already cooked fully smoked turkey legs from your local butcher or meat shop. Place the turkey in the smoked and baste every 1-2 hours with turkey juices from the pan. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Stuff it with bacon, bathe it in bourbon and smoke it on the Big Green Egg. Add 1/2 pound of It turned out pretty good except the bacon got a little too overcooked. Turkey Breast. This may vary depending on the size of your turkey. I am a big fan of smoked turkey, just the skin gets ruined. Go rogue this Thanksgiving and make a Bacon Bourbon Smoked Turkey. Ready In 11 hours 30 mins. Add herbs and pulse to chop. In a medium bowl, stir together melted butter and seasonings. 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 … Instructions. A bacon wrapped turkey breast, covered in a balsamic garlic herb rub creates a juicy, flavorful turkey with a crispy bacon crust! Remove bacon wrapped turkey breast from grill and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Bake for 3 hours, or until an instant read thermometer inserted into the thigh registers 165°. 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. Hickory Wood. I totally smoked a bacon-wrapped turkey a few years ago. 2 medium chunks). We’ve switched over to frying our turkey now. Okay, there are lots of best reasons (or excuses) to invest in a pellet smoker. With a very sharp knife cut across the grain of the breast and serve hot. Place strips of bacon on turkey and weave together. This post is totally inspiring me to try that bacon-wrapped turkey again. Take a sheet of parchment paper and start weaving bacon in a basketweave pattern. Brush turkey all over with butter mixture. Set smoker up indirect at 275°F. Prep Time 30 mins. Forego whole smoked turkey & wrap colossal turkey legs in bacon & wood-fire them on the Traeger. However, the good stuff all dripped into the turkey, so the turkey itself was awesome. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl combine parsley, thyme, oregano, garlic and pepper. Place turkey in a roasting pan. The internal temperature will continue to rise by 10 degrees or more before beginning to peak and cool. Stir in olive oil. As the turkey cooks, the bacon fat will melt into the turkey skin, and the bacon will caramelize into a covering of smoky goodness. Put the garlic in a food processor and whirl to finely chop. Keep Calm and Wrap it in Bacon! Load the smoker with hickory chips or pellets. 😉 (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. Made two of your Smoked Turkey with Bacon Butter using the butter milk brine. My dad grew up on a hog farm in Missouri, so he’s been cooking and eating barbecue since he was little. Once you’ve enough to cover your turkey, carefully flip the bacon basketweave over the breast your bird. Show More. Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast. For the past 16 years, he and I have competed together on the national barbecue circuit. We'll brine it for maximum flavor and juiciness, coat it with my original rub ( Purchase formula here | Purchase bottled rub ), wrap it in bacon to help keep it really moist and cook it to a perfect 165°F before slicing it up. Inactive Time 6 hours. Then, fold over every other vertical piece of bacon in the middle. Smoked turkey legs are big on flavor but great for a small Thanksgiving gathering. Check after 2 hours and cover with foil if bacon gets too dark. Smoked Bacon Wrapped Turkey: For the brine 8 cups apple cider 1 lb. I bought this magazine and read it on a plane. Heat a drizzle of oil in a frying pan, and use a little more to grease a 900g loaf tin. 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 … 1.) This may be the key, wrap in bacon while you slow cook it. Cook Time 5 hours. The lady that wrote the recipe is supposedly famous bbq guru or something. Combine the butter and sage in a mixing bowl, mash with a fork or spoon until the sage is well incorporated … As everyone knows, the perfect bacon wrapped anything starts with a good bacon weave. 4 Smoked Turkey Legs 1/2 pound Thick Pepper Bacon Seasoned Salt. Stuff it with bacon, bathe it in bourbon and smoke it on the Big Green Egg. Go rogue for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter by making a Bacon Bourbon Smoked Turkey. But this recipe for smoked bacon wrapped turkey breast starts with the simple steps of brining the turkey and and dusting it with seasoning. Smoked turkey is one of the best reasons to get a pellet smoker. The trick here is to create your basketweave on a flat surface. 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. My family barbecues. Bacon-Wrapped Smoked Turkey (10:49) 4.3. stars, 8 ratings. 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). Always has. 1 lb thick sliced bacon. Put the onion in the pan and cook gently for 10-15 mins until caramelised. Any fruit flavored wood such as cherry or apple would be good also. IrishDevl Posts: 1,390. Prepare the smoker and heat to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Use Applewood smoke (approx. Allow me to introduce the bacon wrapped smoked turkey tenderloin which looks a lot like a pork tenderloin. FineCooking. Text and Bacon-Wrapped Smoked Turkey recipe by Lee Ann Whippen. Lay the strips of bacon over the outside of the turkey breast. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and remove the top rack. I smoked in my … Bacon wrapped smoked turkey. November 2012 in EggHead Forum. 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