How often do you make turkey? For most of us, turkey and gravy is usually only something we think about on thanksgiving. Still, part of the reason we don’t make turkey and gravy that often is that we think it takes too long or is too expensive. Fortunately, making delicious turkey and gravy is actually much easier than you might think. If you haven’t guessed yet, this recipe uses a slow cooker as well.
Today, we’re making a slow cooker version of turkey and gravy that might encourage you to make this type of meal more often. As with all slow cooker recipes, there’s very little preparation required for this dish. All you have to do is throw your turkey in with some seasoning, cover it up and enjoy at the end of it all. Though making the gravy takes another pan, the whole thing is much simpler than it may seem. So let’s get started.
Here’s what you need:
- 1/4 pound of bone-in turkey breast, thawed
- 1 1-ounce package of dry onion soup mix
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons of water
Here’s what you do:
1. To get started, prepare your turkey breast by rinsing it off and patting it dry with paper towels. Cut away any extra skin or fat as you need before rubbing the turkey all over with the dry onion soup mix.
2. Next, make sure your butter is sliced into three tablespoons and place them in the bottom of the slow cooker. When that’s done, put the turkey breast on top of that and close the slow cooker up.
3. Set your slow cooker on low for seven hours. When the time is up, be sure to check your turkey breast with a meat thermometer to be sure that the inside of it is 165 degrees or hotter. If the turkey isn’t hot enough, keep cooking it as necessary.
4. When the turkey is done, take it out of the slow cooker and set it aside on a platter. Cover it up with foil and let it sit for about 10 to 15 minutes. While the turkey cools a little and keeps cooking internally, you can start making the gravy!
5. First, strain the leftover drippings from the slow cooker into a saucepan. Get out a small bowl and mix together your cornstarch and water into a slurry. Gradually whisk your slurry into the drippings over medium heat and keep whisking the whole thing together until it all turns thick and smooth. Add salt and pepper and you’ll be ready to serve!
As you can see, cooking turkey can actually be incredibly easy. With a simple seasoning and some leftover drippings turned into a gravy, you can have a complete feast of a dinner for your family or for a party with almost no effort at all. If you want to have a Thanksgiving feast of your own even though it’s not Thanksgiving, this is a great way to pull it off! At any rate, have fun with this recipe and let us know how it all turns out.
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