Friday, November 11, 2016

Jennie - O Turkey Recipe of the Week - Tex-Mex Roast Turkey

This week's Jennie - O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Tex-Mex Roast Turkey. Spice up your Thanksgiving Bird with this week's recipe!  chili, cumin and red pepper rub provides that TEX-MEX FLAVOR. For the Turkey use a JENNIE-O® Premium Basted Young Turkey and be prepared to have the best Bird ever! You can find this recipe at the Jennie - O website along with all the other healthy and delicious recipes. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH!

Tex-Mex Roast Turkey

A chili, cumin and red pepper rub kicks up the flavor-level of your Thanksgiving turkey.


2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
¾ teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2 tablespoons water
1 (10 to 12-pound) JENNIE-O® Premium Basted Young Turkey, thawed, giblets and neck removed


1) In bowl, combine chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, oregano and red pepper. Stir in water to make a paste. Rub spice mixture on 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.

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