Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Thanksgiving Recipes - Slow Cooker Roasted Turkey Breast

Gobble, Gobble

It's time for that traditional Thanksgiving turkey.

Here in Virginia, the continuing controversary about serving turkey for Thanksgiving is hot and heavy with no end in site.

Purests point to the fact that ham is the historically correct entree for a southern Thanksgiving. Our fore fathers and fore mothers would not have served turkey. Turkey, they say, is northern fare.

Whether it is or whether it isn't, turkey is still wonderful eating at Thanksgiving.

At our house, we give a nod to our southern heritage by serving ham but we serve turkey, too. You just can not have too many good things to eat at Thanksgiving!


Slow Cooker Roasted Turkey Breast

Moist and juicy plus it frees your oven for other yummy things like pies! Perfect for small family feasts, too. Once you roast a turkey breast in the slow cooker, you'll never cook it another way!!

1 turkey breast (4-6 pounds)

Wash turkey well under tepid running water. Drain. Put into a slow cooker, cutting, if necessary to fit. Cover.

Set cooker on high and cook 4-5 hours or until a meat thermmeter reaches 170 degrees.

Remove from cooker and keep warm.

Use the broth as part of your stock when making your gravy.

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