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Stuffed Turkey

Stuffed TurkeyThis intriguing, South American-style stuffed turkey features a gluten-free meat stuffing with onion, celery, green apple, slivered almonds and prunes.

Recipe Ingredients:

Turkey:
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

Stuffing:
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

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Turkey: Rinse turkey and pat dry; set aside. Combine vinegar, bouillon, oil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, ground annatto seed and pepper in medium bowl. Mix well.
  2. Rub entire turkey including under the skin and cavity with paste. Refrigerate turkey for 24 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C); arrange oven rack to lowest position. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
  4. For Stuffing: 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 bouillon. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes or until apples are tender.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 (80°C). Remove foil for the last 30 minutes. Transfer turkey to platter and cover with foil. Let turkey stand for 10 minutes before carving.

Makes 12 to 14 servings.

Recipe and photograph the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.