Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Slow Cooked Turkey Breast

It is November and I can't wait to have some turkey. Something about the smell that just evokes fall and the coming holiday season. Last year I made two turkeys in November which was both labor intensive and expensive. This year I am mixing it up a bit with half the work but the benefit of the smell and taste. Please enjoy!


 Slow Cooked Turkey Breast


Celery and Carrots
Ingredients:
- 1 6 lb. Bone-In Turkey Breast
- Celery (one package)
- 3 or 4 Carrots
- 1 Sweet Yellow Onion
- 1 Garlic Clove (minced)
Sweet Onion
- 1 package of Onion Soup Mix
- 1/4 cup Chicken Broth
- 1/4 cup white wine
- dash of Oregano, Sage, and Thyme
- 1 tbsp. Melted Butter

Step 1: Chopped the celery, carrots and onion and put them in the crock pot. 

Step 2: Rinse and pat dry the turkey breast. Rub the contents of one package of Onion soup mix all over the turkey breast. 
Minced Garlic


Step 3: Put the Turkey Breast in the crock pot. *Optional to put some of the vegetables in the opening of the breast. 


Spices
Step 4: Then I layer the minced garlic, oregano, sage and thyme on top of the turkey breast. 


Spices and Garlic on top of Turkey Breast. 



Step 5: Pour 1/4 cup of chicken broth and 1/4 cup of white wine into the crock pot. 

Step 6: Drizzle 1 tablespoon of butter on top of everything. 

Cook on high for 1 hour then low for 6 hours more. 
Before cooking






 " God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "Thank You"?"         ~William A. War


After cooking

Pairs well with a Pinot Grigio. 



Final result, the vegetables were so good.



I just entered this recipe at the CSI Project!







After cooking, Lance got home way late so I had to wait another hour before we could eat. It was delicious but I would make side dishes of mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce to really make it like Thanksgiving. 
~Amanda