Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tempt My Tummy - Crock Pot Turkey Breast and Stock

I made a turkey breast in the crock pot yesterday, which was nice and easy BUT the best part about it for me is the turkey stock I got to make with the carcass.
What I did....

Put a frozen turkey breast (breast down) in the crock pot and add a stick of butter and a packet of onion soup mix. Cook on low for about 10 hours. Could not be simpler. I made gravy with some of the juices but left the rest of the juices in the crock pot for the stock.

Once all the meat was off the bones I threw the bones back in. You can use bones from a rotisserie chicken you picked up from the deli as well. Added some carrots, celery, and a few cups of water. I would have added an onion, but I was out. I have heard that a tablespoon or two of vinegar helps get the nutrients out of the bones but I forgot about this until now. I set it on low again for 10 hours. It isn't pretty but it smells wonderful and gives you the best stock.
At this point you should wait until it cools and pick out the bones. If you want clear stock you can strain out all of the veggies. I use it to make a tortilla soup so I keep the veggies, dump it in the blender, and puree it. It comes out looking creamy and gives a nice base for the soup. I put the leftover turkey meat in a freezer safe container, pour the stock over top and freeze it until I make soup. Delicious. Nutritious. Best of all, Easy!

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  1. awesome! I need to try making my own poultry stock -- I usually just make my own veggie stock.

  2. That does sound yummy and easy. Those are definitely two requirements for anything I make ;) Thanks for sharing!

  3. OH a nice warm treat on a cold day.

  4. Great tip!!! Thanks for the recipe and linking to TMTT.