Stuffed Turkey Breast
Excellent Slow Cooker Recipe

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 Since I’m no longer a slow cooker virgin, I find all slow cooker recipes easy.  Just add ingredients, set it and forget it. I came across a slow cooker recipe for a stuffed turkey breast that inspired me to try something different for Thanksgiving. Wanting to use my Hamilton Beach slow cooker, I figured why not give it a try. It was wicked easy and it came out so good. 20131127_125902

  I was able to purchase a 4 lb turkey breast and 1 lb of turkey sausage for $11 which made this recipe very affordable. It was more than enough for 6 people. This is what I came up with; a stuffed turkey breast with a spicy turkey sausage and cranberry stuffing. I hope you give this a try or change it up and make it your own.

Ingredients:

1, 4 lb turkey breast, butterflied

1 lb turkey sausage

1 diced onion

2 stalks diced celery

2 tbls butter

2 boxes stove top stuffing mix, I like plenty of stuffing on the side.

1 lb sliced mushrooms

1 tbls ground sage and poultry seasoning

1 tbls granulated garlic

1 cup (more or less) Craisins

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Directions:

For the dressing, brown turkey, add onions, celery, 1 tbls butter and mushrooms till sautéed. In same pan, make stove top stuffing according to instructions. Instead of water, I used leftover chicken stock I had from a chicken slow cooker recipe I did. When done, let cool.

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 Butterfly open the turkey breast and top with cooled stuffing mix. Sprinkle craisins on top, as much or as little as you want. From the wider end, roll it up as tight as possible. Under the skin, rub 1 tbls of softened butter, sage, poultry seasoning and garlic.  Tie stuffed turkey breast with enough butcher twine to hold in stuffing. I needed a lot. Place stuffed turkey in slow cooker, I added some extra onions and celery I had on hand. Cooked on high for about 3 ½ hours in my Hamilton Beach slow cooked. I love that thing. Just set it and forget it.

This was one of the best Thanksgiving birds I’ve had.20131127_180423

I had to cook up some ham just to make sure I had enough. Glad I did.

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