Bacon-Wrapped Thanksgiving Turkey!
Here is an updated post that adds the bacon flavor of Thanksgiving!!!!
First, there is nothing better to begin a day than a viral sensation that celebrates bacon!
Sing it, bacon lover! Even better, WEAR IT!
That’s right, we have people singing about their love of bacon, and we have people who wear it! Now, it’s time to wrap it around stuff and eat it, too!
Wrap Your Turkey In Bacon And Eat It!
Thanks to everyone who sent me pictures of a Turkey wrapped in bacon – I actually made one a couple of years ago, and YES, IT IS BRILLIANT IN EVERY WAY…
Want to make one yourself this year? Jump on board, it’s easy!
Here is what you need to get started:
1 (13 lb) whole turkey (uncooked)
kitchen twine (to tie Turkey)
2 cups butter (softened)
1 1/2 ounces fresh sage
1 lb bacon (uncooked)
1 garlic clove
salt (to taste)
pepper (to taste)
Here is what you do to get to THIS:
Pre-heat oven to 325°F
Remove giblets and neck from Turkey. Rinse turkey with cold running water and drain well. Blot dry with paper towels.
Chop Onion and Garlic and mix together. Once chopped and mixed, stuff the Onion and Garlic mixture into Turkey.
Tie up the Turkey’s wings, legs, and drumsticks with Kitchen Twine as desired.
Chop Sage and mix in with softened Butter.
Rub Sage/Butter mixture under the skin and over the skin of the Turkey.
Salt and pepper Turkey to taste.
Place uncooked, Bacon slices all over the skin of the uncooked Turkey. They will stick onto the buttered Turkey.
Insert an Oven-Safe Meat Thermometer into the inner thigh area near the breast of the Turkey but not touching the bone.
Place Turkey in a roasting pan and use Foil to tent the uncooked Turkey.
Remove foil tent for last hour of cooking Turkey.
Continue to let bacon cook on Turkey for an additional 15 minutes, then remove. (OPTIONAL – Bacon can then be chopped and placed in a separate dish of your choice).
Remove Turkey from oven once 160 degrees is reached internally in the Turkey.
Allow Turkey to rest for 20-30 minutes, then carve (during the rest period, Turkey will continue to cook to 165 degrees).
And bacon’s not only for Turkey!
Nice Bacon-wrapped hot dog!
I took this picture from Seoul, South Korea – street vendors selling a wide array of food on sticks – including a delicious bacon-wrapped hot dog on a stick!
TIME TO CELEBRATE SOME BACON-WRAPPED JOY!
I found this picture on the internet of course…I don’t know who took it, I don’t know who this nice young woman is – but I do know that she has wrapped her head in bacon…and that, as they say, is the whole story.
It’s a great use of bacon, but wrapping it around something edible is even MORE enjoyable…case in point…
Let’s get started with the bacon-wrapped turkey legs you see above you…and another good look right here:
if you are one of those people who loves turkey legs – you know. the Neanderthol type – then this recipe just takes you up a notch to eleven…
FOR THE REST OF US…
If bacon-wrapped Turkey Legs are just a “bridge too far”, then try these chicken breasts wrapped in bacon – white meat you can get your teeth around…and don’t forget your side dishes!
You can spice up your grilled corn with a bacon-wrapped version, and you can always wrap your asparagus the same way to bring home the flavor…
The Bacon Cheeseburger Review Remix!
And of course, this viral sensation is everywhere now, a hilariously remixed review of 5 Guys burger…worth watching again, isn’t it?
Bacon Makes You Want To Sing!
Now THAT is a song that celebrates bacon…and sometimes, that is what you need to get through the day: bacon that supports you, bacon that nourishes you – basically, bacon that can rap…
Yes, you can make a cheeseburger and top it off with a beautiful slice of thick-cut bacon…or you can just wrap the whole burger up in it!
OR GO ALL IN!
Who is kidding who? If I put a plate of “Bacon-wrapped-mac-and-cheese-stuffed meatloaf” in front of you, you would eat it, right?
Now it’s time to get really wrong…like this:
BACON-WRAPPED TWINKIE STONEHENGE!
That’s right, someone decided to wrap Twinkies in bacon and make their version of Stonehenge…and the world is a better place because of it! Honestly, I can’t imagine eating this…the spongy nature of the Twinkie would disintegrate quickly under the pressure of well-cooked bacon – but then again, I really don’t think we were ever meant to eat this…just marvel at it…certainly more than I can say about this fellow:
YOUR OWN PERSONAL BACON DEMON!
Put this bad boy by the kid’s bed tonight and I guarantee you they will behave…come back soon for more parenting tips!