Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe: How to Cook Tender Juicy Turkey – How to Make Homemade Turkey Gravy

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Easy Thanksgiving turkey and Turkey Gravy recipe

Tender Juicy Turkey recipe

Defrost turkey… sit frozen turkey on kitchen counter for 3 days to completely defrost

Remove turkey gizzards, heart, liver and neck from cavity

Remove slime and cut excess fat

Rinse turkey with salt and water

Turkey Rub

2 TBS of Seasoning salt, 1 TBS garlic powder, 1 TBS onion powder, 1 TBS of sage, 1 tsp of thyme, 1 tsp of rosemary, 1 tsp of pepper

Drizzle melted butter on both sides of turkey, rub well

Sprinkle a generous amount of seasoning onto turkey

Place in refrigerator and marinate for 3 days

After 3 days….. chop up 1 onion and 2 green peppers, and place in cavity of turkey.


Chop up 1 green pepper and onion into very small pieces

Place 1 tbs of flour in an oven bag. Add chopped green peppers and onions.

Place turkey in bag

Tie a knot at the end of bag and cut 6 1/2 inch splits on top of bag

Place in baking pan and bake until thermometer reads 160 degrees in thickest part of turkey


Place turkey neck, liver, heart, and gizzards, in a small pot. Add 1 tb of butter.

Add 3 cups of water and 2 cups of chicken broth/slurry (6 tbs of flour)

Simmer over medium heat until gravy thickens

Poor over turkey once done

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