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12 to 14 servings
- Apples, smoked ham, ground pork, chopped celery, prunes and slivered almonds make this Stuffed Turkey recipe the perfect choice for holiday entertaining.
The Secret Ingredient
- ●1 (12 to 14 pounds) turkey, neck and bag with heart and gizzard removed
- ●3/4 cup red wine vinegar
- ●1/4 cup MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
- ●6 tablespoons olive oil
- ●2 tablespoons dried oregano leaves
- ●2 tablespoons garlic powder
- ●2 tablespoons onion powder
- ●2 teaspoons ground annatto seed
- ●2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- ●1 1/2 pounds lean ground pork or beef
- ●1 medium onion, chopped
- ●4 cloves garlic, chopped
- ●1 cup chopped smoked ham
- ●5 cups chopped green apples
- ●1 cup chopped celery
- ●1 cup slivered or sliced almonds
- ●1 cup chopped pittted prunes
- ●2 tablespoons MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
Rinse turkey and pat dry; set aside. Combine vinegar, 1/4 cup bouillon, oil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, ground annatto seed and pepper in medium bowl. Mix well.
Rub entire turkey including under the skin and cavity with paste. Refrigerate turkey for 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 350° F; arrange oven rack to lowest position. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
Cook beef in large saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until no longer pink. Add onion, garlic and ham. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add apples, celery, almonds, prunes and 2 tablespoons bouillon. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes or until apples are tender.
Fill turkey cavity with stuffing. Place turkey in prepared baking dish (reserve paste that has dripped off turkey). Arrange remaining stuffing around turkey; cover loosely with aluminum foil.
Bake, brushing turkey with remaining paste every hour, for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh registers 175° F. Remove foil for the last 30 minutes. Transfer turkey to platter and cover with foil. Let turkey stand for 10 minutes before carving.