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Giving credit where credit is due. I used this ratio for two birds, and all I can say is wow! See link.
Brine Recipe: 1 Gallon water 1 cup brown sugar ¾ cup kosher salt ¾ cup soy sauce 2 tsp Garlic powder 2 tsp black pepper ½ tsp cayenne pepper
Never had turkey burger. It always seemed weird to me but I bet its good.
I did my first sous vide smoked turkey breast over the weekend and it was fabulous. Used very close to the same brine recipe Caz listed, brined it for 12 hours. Then cooked overnight in sous vide at 133 degrees. Applied a dry rub and smoked for 2 hours at 180. So tender and juicy it cuts with a fork, with just the right amount of smoke flavor.
I de-breast mine, and cook on grill with some seasoning/butter, or will use a shake and bake and toss in the oven on a lightly oiled cookie sheet .... heck, the only thing good on the wild ones is the breast ... they aint a Butterball thats for sure
Thats what was so good about this. I deboned everything, legs, neck, breast, thighs, if it was meat, it went into the grinder. Unreal.
That does look good. We tried Meateaters Turkey breakfast sausage recipe this week with one of our birds. That was a great use too.
Anyone throwing away the legs and thighs is throwing away some of the best meat on the bird!
Looks good, Caz!
Does anybody know the ratio of bacon:meat?
JTV, if you have an instant pot (pressure cooker) save the legs and thighs. Take chicken broth, an onion and put in it for 90 minutes. Meat will pull off of bones and you can use for many different recipes. I do this for turkey pot pie.
Cazador, I grind turkey as well if I have a couple. I find we use that more than a whole breast in the freezer. I just do breast meat since legs/thighs are used as I mentioned above.
Dave, looked to be a 1:5 bacon to turkey ratio
Turkey gravy over mashed potatoes
Turkey gravy over mashed potatoes
Put the legs and thighs in a crockpot on low all day with a can of cream of chicken soup and a can of milk. Make sure the meat is covered. Strain juice left over and make a gravy adding the meat. You will never throw them away again!!!!
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Try this one. Take one can frozen orange juice and thaw. Cut breasts into 1/2" thick strips and marinade overnite in fridge. Stick a stick through strips and grill one minute per side. I always keep the thighs and legs and make soup or pot pie out of them
Put those legs in the crockpot!! Here’s an awesome recipe!
Try the Meateater Turkey Posole recipe. It is phenomenal.
Dave i used a lb of regular bacon for the two birds. I can’t say the bacon made a huge difference as I had a lot of meat and it seemed I was Short in the ratio department vs the meat I had. I think I had 16lbs of meat and when mixed prior to grinding it seemed light.
I’d think it would be good with just the brine without the bacon.
Quality kids plate !
There's no such thing as tough meat after you own an Instant Pot.
Cazador, Was it a bitch boning out the legs? Seems like it would be a lot of work getting around all the tendons.
To those asking about the bacon/turkey ratio, it's stated at the begining of the video he used 2 lbs. bacon to 10 lbs. of boned turkey.
Only thing he was missing was some sliced avacado on top!
Lather with mayo, cover with spiced flour (oregano, paprika, onion, garlic powder-your choice) put in a cooking bag. Cook at 350 for 2-3 hours depending upon the size of the bird. Last 1/2 hour open the bag to brown.
I cook these side by side with domestic birds. Most guests can't tell the difference, except the way the bird and skeleton looks (if I let em).
Midwest, actually those little bones got me but I was under strict rules to salvage everything even the feathers.
My best half wa filming señor Tom that got arrowed. It was her first Turkey Hunt all going well, until I put my heel on the toms head at the exact time she stuck her head out the blind........
Damage control after that!
Nice. Thanks for the info.