My Favorite Thanksgiving 2017 Recipes! Maple-Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Turkey!


Wrapped Up In Bacon Love!

Here is my favorite Thanksgiving Turkey recipe – simple yet delicious! A “maple glazed”bacon wrapped” Turkey!

It a terrific way to make your bird, and it’s simple!

There is no real prep work you can do except buy your Turkey ahead of time so that it is completely thawed on Thanksgiving morning – the rest of the recipe gets done from scratch!

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Get Your First Bird Ready To Go!

First, take your thawed Turkey…we used a 14-pounder, which worked well….clean it out – setting aside the gizzard and neck for gravy stock of course! Pat your Turkey dry, salt and pepper the inside and then slather – and I mean SLATHER – the whole bird in butter…

Herbed Turkey butter

butter roasted Turkey

I use a variety of fresh herbs like Rosemary and Sage, chopped up and integrated into the butter as I rub it on…and you can stuff some butter underneath the skin as well, so it bastes the bird as it roasts…and then you want to grab your best friend in the world…BACON!

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Show The Bacon Love!

How easy is this? Decorate your Turkey with bacon! Be as creative as you want in layering the bacon across the turkey, some people even like to “braid” theirs…it will stick nicely to the butter, is easy to maneuver around the drumsticks and wings, and looks great when you are finished!

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Time To Stick This Bird In The Oven!

Of course, I didn’t get a shot of the actual “maple glazing” – but you know what to do: just brush maple syrup over the bacon, painting it nicely for a great flavor and color!

For me, Turkeys are incredibly easy to make. You can always find great recipes and cooking guidelines online and in a wide variety of cookbooks and magazines, but I cooked my 14-pounder for 3-1/2 hours at 325 degrees.

Of course, you will use a thermometer to check the internal temperature, and you can tent it with aluminum foil or a brown paper bag if you want to avoid too much color…once at the proper temperature, take it out!

I let the bird rest for 20-30 minutes when done.

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After that, all you need to do is carve and serve – I add a couple of slices of the crispy bacon along the side for extra flavor…

And if you want some amazing stuffing, try this one:


White Castle Stuffing!

This is no joke – White Castle burgers make a great stuffing! See the recipe here:

https://johnrieber.com/2017/11/18/white-castle-stuffing-thanksgivings-greatest-recipe-the-bacon-wrapped-turkey-white-castle-magic-combo-recipe/

Let me know if you try it!



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12 replies

  1. Of course! Bacon wrapped turkey. I do like the stripes it puts on the bird.

  2. Oh, this looks so decadent! 😉

  3. What time should we be there for dinner? 😁

  4. I believe that wrapping poultry in bacon is called barding – this therefore is a well barded bird!

  5. Looks delicious, and made me hungry too.
    And we don’t have Thanksgiving, so I have to wait until the 25th of December!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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