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Beer-Brined Turkey

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 25 mins Marinate 24 hrs Roast 325°F1 hr 15 mins Stand 10 mins
Beer-Brined Turkey
  • 1 1 3/4 - 2  pound  turkey breast portion with bone
  • 3 12  ounce can  beer
  • 1/4  cup  coarse salt
  • 6  bay leaves
  • 4  fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 4  cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1  tablespoon  butter or margarine, melted
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1  teaspoon  paprika
  • 1  teaspoon  dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/2  teaspoon  onion powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground sage
  • 1/4  teaspoon  black pepper

1. Place turkey in a very large bowl. Pour beer over turkey. Add salt, bay leaves, rosemary sprigs, and sliced garlic. If necessary, add just enough water to cover turkey. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

2. Drain turkey, discarding beer mixture. Place turkey, bone side down, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. In a small bowl stir together the melted butter and minced garlic; brush over turkey. In another small bowl stir together the paprika, thyme, onion powder, sage, and pepper. Sprinkle evenly over entire surface of turkey; rub in with your fingers.

3. Insert an oven-going meat thermometer into thickest part of the breast, making sure it doesn't touch bone. Roast in a 325 degree F oven for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until juices run clear and turkey is no longer pink (170 degree F). Remove turkey from oven. Cover with foil and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes before carving. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Beer-Brined Turkey)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 198,
  • Fat, total (g) 10,
  • chol. (mg) 78,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 25,
  • sodium (mg) 846,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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