Friday, August 26, 2011

Beer Braised Turkey Breast

I have never cooked a Turkey Breast before, but it was SUPER easy (We're talking 5 simple ingredients)!  And WOW, was it tasty!!!!!!  So juicy, so tender and my house smelled AMAZING!!!!!  Did I mention my house stayed nice and cool because I used my Crock Pot Slow Cooker????!!!!!

Last week, I found out from Jolyn at Bargains to Bounty that Turkey Breasts were on sale, so I picked up 2!  (Yay for my new deep freezer!!!!)  I decided to give it a go in the slow cooker, since that's just what I do! ;)  I'm so glad I did!

Like I said above, this was really easy to make.  I had beer in my garage from a party we had earlier in the summer.  By the way, no one drank a single beer....LOL, so I have plenty to cook with!  I added a little butter and an onion to sweeten the deal!  Then, I seasoned the top with Pampered Chef's Citrus Basil Rub!  (If you don't own this seasoning, you should!  It's AMAZING!)  That's it!  Yes, I'm serious.  5 Ingredients!  Ahhh, what a good life!  Now, some of you might be saying, I don't have Pampered Chef's Citrus Basil Rub!  What can I use instead?!  I will give that suggestion below!  No worries!

I even made gravy with all the drippings and it turned out amazing as well!  All I did was pour the drippings into a sauce pan, then I mixed about 6 Tbsp. flour with some water and poured it into the drippings.  I let it simmer for a while (a lot longer than intended due to 2 children needing me) and stir frequently.  If you don't stir it a lot, it will get mine, but whatever! LOL The gravy turned out so good I'm going to make something with it this week!  Stay Tuned...

I would suggest using a 6 Quart or larger Slow Cooker for your Turkey Breast.  I used the Crock-Pot SCVT650-PS 6-1/2-Quart Programmable Touch Screen Slow Cooker, Stainless My Turkey Breast was around 6.5 lbs. and kind of touched the lid.  (It's not supposed to, but I shoved that bad boy in! LOL)

Beer Braised Turkey Breast

5.5-6.5 lb. Turkey Breast (thawed)
1/2 stick butter
12 oz. beer
1 onion, quartered
2 Tbsp. Pampered Chef Citrus Basil Rub (If you don't have this, use some salt, pepper, garlic powder and basil)

Take the giblets out of your turkey breast, rinse it and dry it.
Place the turkey breast side down in your slow cooker insert.
Stuff it with your onion pieces and place some butter under the skin and around the turkey.

Pour the beer over the top and sprinkle your Citrus Basic Rub over the top.

Cover and cook on LOW for 8-9 hours or on HIGH for 4-5 hours.
It will look something like this!

I used two giant spoons to fish it out and it came out whole.
Carve your turkey.
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  1. YAY! I was hoping for a Turkey Breast Recipe! I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year and am not planning on a whole turkey! Can't wait to try this!