Do you have a small family? What do you do when you don’t want to roast an entire
turkey for Thanksgiving? You make a turkey roast of course! A lot of people hear
turkey roast and they think of something that is processed, or meat that is chopped and
pressed into a roll and so they don’t want to even think about trying a turkey roast, and I
don’t blame them. That doesn’t sound appetizing at all, and unfortunately that is what you would get if you bought a turkey roast from a grocery store.
The good news is that Keller’s does turkey roasts differently, and better. Keller’s turkey roasts are just boneless turkey. We take a whole turkey, cut the meat off of the bone and tie the turkey pieces into a net so that it keeps its shape as a roast. That is it. There is nothing added and it is not processed in any way. It is 100% all natural turkey. They can be made with all breast meat, all thigh meat, or both and they can be made in any size. For those of you that are like my family and love dark meat this is a great way to have a little extra dark.
Turkey is easy to cook and turkey roasts are even easier. They maximize convenience
and economy, because there is no bone, it is 100% edible meat. To cook a turkey
roast, rinse it with cold water and pat dry. Rub it lightly with seasoning. Keller’s makes
a poultry seasoning that I love or salt, garlic, pepper, sage, or lemon are nice options
also. You should roast it on a rack in a covered roasting pan, or wrapped in foil. I love
to use a cooking bag to lock in the juices and create a moist meat. If you choose to use
a roasting bag use the instructions that come with the bag. Preheat your oven to 325
degrees. Use the timetable at the bottom of this post for an idea of total cooking time.
Every oven is different. To make sure that your roast is perfectly cooked use a meat
thermometer. I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a good meat
thermometer. It is the best way to ensure that your food is cooked enough to be safe
but that it is not overdone. When the roast reaches 165 degrees take it out of the oven.
The heat held in the roast will cause the temperature to rise to about 170 after coming
out of the oven. This will create a delicious and easy turkey dinner for you and for your
family. Since it is boneless carving is super easy. I love to serve my turkey roasts with
mashed potatoes or bread dressing.
What do you love about Keller’s turkey roasts?
Comment below and let me know.
Timetable for Cooking Boneless Turkey Roasts
Ready-to-cook weight Guide to approximate cooking
3-5 pounds 2-2.5 hours
5-7 pounds 2.5-3.5 hours
7-9 pounds 3.5-4 hours