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Beer-Brined Stuffed Turkey Loin

Beer-Brined Stuffed Turkey Loin

Ingredients

  • 2 lb turkey loin s
  • 1 12 ounce can of beer
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups prepared stuffing or recipe below
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning

For this Stuffing

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 - 4 cups chicken or turkey stock
  • 1 bag of seasoned stuffing style bread crumbs
  • 6 - 8 sage leaves cut into ribbons

Instructions

  1. Combine turkey loin(s) and beer in a zip top bag and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight, rotating periodically
  2. Preheat oven to 400
  3. Butterfly turkey loin and pound out flat to about 1/4 inch thick between two sheets of plastic wrap
  4. Generously salt and pepper turkey - what will be the inside
  5. Spread stuffing evenly on the turkey leaving a 1/2 inch boarder on all sides
  6. Tightly roll up the turkey using fingers to keep the stuffing inside while rolling
  7. Tie up with kitchen twine
  8. Generously salt and pepper all sides
  9. Sprinkle with poultry seasoning
  10. Transfer to a baking dish coated with cooking spray
  11. Bake about 40 - 45 minutes or until 160 degrees through the center of the roll - into the middle including the stuffing
  12. Remove from oven and let rest 15 - 20 minutes
  13. Slice and serve

For the Stuffing

  1. Melt butter on medium high heat
  2. Add onions and celery and cook until soft and fragrant - about 10 - 15 minutes
  3. Transfer the bread crumbs to a large bowl
  4. Pour butter mixture over the bread crumbs and toss to incorporate
  5. Slowly add chicken stock about 1/2 cup at a time and toss until desired texture is reached
  6. Mix in sage
  7. Bake at 350 for 20 - 25 minutes