Friday, December 11, 2015

Jennie - O Turkey Recipe(s) of the Week - The Juiciest Turkey Ever and Slow Cooker Holiday Ham

It's two for the price of one for this week's Jennie - O Turkey Recipe(s) of the Week - The Juiciest Turkey Ever and Slow Cooker Holiday Ham. You'll be using a (8 to 12-pound) JENNIE-O® Premium Fresh Young Turkey and a (10-pound) HORMEL® CURE81® Spiral Sliced Cherrywood Ssmoked Ham. Have the best of both worlds for your Christmas Dinner! You can this recipe along with all the sides and desserts that can go with it on the Jennie - O website.

Serve a delicious, anything-but-dry Thanksgiving Turkey, thanks to a savvy, upside-down cooking

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

2 teaspoons ground oregano

2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 (8 to 12-pound) JENNIE-O® Premium Fresh Young Turkey

3 tablespoons butter, softened

1 - In small bowl, combine brown sugar, Cajun seasoning, oregano, thyme and garlic powder. Rub turkey with butter and sprinkle with brown sugar mixture. Place turkey in v-rack, upside down, over roasting pan. Cooking your turkey upside down makes for a juicy, tender turkey.

2 - Cook turkey as specified on the package. Roast until timer pops up and turkey is fully cooked,
180°F as measured by a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh. ALWAYS confirm doneness with a meat thermometer. Juices should run clear. Let turkey stand 20 minutes before carving.

Nutritional Information
Calories 90
Protein 113g
Carbohydrates 8g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 4g

Throw this Cherrywood Smoked Ham in the slow cooker and forget about it until mealtime.

1 (10-pound) HORMEL® CURE81® spiral sliced, cherrywood smoked ham

⅔ cup apple jelly

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

¼ teaspoon ground gloves

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 - Place ham in slow cooker. Cook on LOW 4 hours.

2 - In small saucepan, bring apple jelly, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, cloves and cinnamon to a boil, whisking constantly until blended. Serve sauce over ham.

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