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Crock Pot Turkey! Who knew? I need easy meals and this fits the bill!

Monday, January 28, 2013





I (CHRIS) HAVE NOT YET TRIED THIS! A FRIEND SUGGESTED THE CROCK POT IDEA. I HAVE A HARD TIME MAKING A WHOLE , HEALTHY MEAL. SHE THOUGHT THIS WAS AN EASY WAY TO HAVE MEAT COOKED FOR LEFTOVER MEALS. chris emoticon

CrockPot Whole Turkey Recipe

A 9.5 lb turkey fits into a 6.5 quart crockpot. It was a tight squeeze, and this is the absolute largest turkey you should attempt to cook----even if you have a 7 quart crockpot. The meat needs to reach 140 degrees after 3 hours of cooking on high to keep it in the "safe zone" for consumption.

You can call 1-800-BUTTERBALL.

The Ingredients.

--turkey (9.5 lbs is the MAXIMUM to fit in a 6.5 quart crockpot)
--olive oil
--salt
--pepper
--garlic powder
--dried parsley
--onion
--apple (I used yellow)
--meat thermometer (necessity, not a luxury. go get one if you need it)

The Directions.

Your turkey must be completely and totally thawed. Seriously. Call the Butterball hotline if you don't know how to do this safely.

I took a lot of the skin off. You don't have to, the skin seems to magically brown a bit in the crock.
Remove the neck and the bag of stuff they put inside the turkey.

Pat the turkey with paper towels to dry it off. Rub a handful of olive oil all over the bird, inside and out. Sprinkle salt, pepper, dried parsley, and garlic powder all over and in it, and rub it around. If you have a secret family concoction of herbs, by all means, use it.

Peel an onion, quarter it, and shove inside. Core an apple and do the same.

Lower the bird into your crockpot. I wanted to put it in breast-side down, but Chris and Mary (from Butterball) said not to. So I put it right-side up.

Cover. Cook on high for 3 hours, then check the internal temperature. You need the turkey to register at least 140 degrees.

Cover again and cook on high for another few hours. Check the internal temp again in a few places. It should be 170 degrees or higher. You can certainly cook it longer if needed, or keep it on warm until you are ready to carve.

CAREFULLY remove turkey from crockpot. The edges will have browned nicely. If you'd like, you can broil the top for a few minutes in the oven--put the turkey in a roasting pan, don't use the crock. I tried this, and was pleased with how the turkey looked afterwards. Broil for about 7 minutes.

Let sit for 15-20 minutes before carving.




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STITCH4EVER 1/30/2013 4:02PM

    I BOUGHT A TURKEY BREAST AND HAD THE BUTCHER SAW IT IN HALF FOR ME AND IT FIT MY OVAL SLOW COOKER. THE WHITE WINE THE RECIPE CALLED FOR MADE IT EXTRA YUMMY.

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-LINDA_S 1/29/2013 9:39PM

    I do a lo of stuff in the oven, and if I have to brown something, I'd just as soon leave it in that pot, so I don't crock pot much, either. But I would like to try a big chicken some time.

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DJ4HEALTH 1/28/2013 11:51PM

    I did a whole chicken in a crock pot and it turned out great. Love my crock pot!

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TXMEMAW6 1/28/2013 10:19PM

    Sounds great! Thanks!! I use my crock pot to cook all kinds of meats. My favorite is a pork roast. The meat always comes out so tender. This looks like a winner!

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DIBANANA 1/28/2013 10:11PM

  crock pots are great! This looks like a good way to have dinner ready after a long day!

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MZZCHIEF 1/28/2013 10:00PM

    that sounds lovely... thx for the share@
My daughter got me a large crock pot for Xmas, to make bone broth in... I love crock pot cooking for meats as the meat comes out so tender.

: )
Mzzchief

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NASFKAB 1/28/2013 9:55PM

  great

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SMARTIN77 1/28/2013 9:28PM

    This is a great idea. I have a huge chicken I've been putting off roasting. But maybe I'll use the crockpot instead! Now, to find that meat thermometer.......

Thanks so much for the inspiration! emoticon

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DOTTIEJANE1 1/28/2013 9:00PM

    GREAT idea i sure will be using this emoticon

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SUZANNE65203 1/28/2013 7:00PM

    Who knew? Not me. I am going to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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123ELAINE456 1/28/2013 6:34PM

  I have done Turkey Breasts, Pot Roasts. Pork Chops, Chicken, and other things in the Crock Pot and they came out very good. Have never tried a Whole Turkey though. God Blessings To Everyone. Have a Delightful day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SHOAPIE 1/28/2013 5:28PM

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DEBBY4576 1/28/2013 4:34PM

    I do this with whole chicken. I throw it in frozen, and 5 hrs later on high, it's as good as the store bought rotessierie chicken. Makes a great soup stock for my old mother's soup too.

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LITTLEWIND53 1/28/2013 3:13PM

    I did a whole chicken last week by inverting a foil pan on the bottom of the crock liner, then cooked on high for several hours until done. The bird did not sit in the juices so the whole bird was edible.... It was so delish...... what wonderful broth, and I got the carcus bones to boil for a great soup.

I wonder why they said not to put breast side down?

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BARBARASDIET 1/28/2013 3:07PM

    It's so easy to roast it in the oven--and takes a lot less time....I am not a crockpot fan.

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WALLAHALLA 1/28/2013 2:30PM

    I like to do this using just the breast. No one at our house cares for dark meat.

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DADDYS_GIRL6 1/28/2013 2:25PM

    Great idea! Think I'd like chicken better but the same process! Thanks for sharing!

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