Back Pocket Turkey Roast

IMG_5259Tools: Instant pot, slow cooker or oven

Preparation time: approximately 5 minutes


1 5 lb. boneless turkey roast or turkey breast roast (If you feel like a bit of carving)

1 cup white wine

1 cup chicken or turkey broth

baby carrots and diced peeled potatoes (optional)

1/8 cup minced onion

2 tbsp. flour mixed with 2 tbsp. water

(Substitute corn starch if gluten free)

1/8 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper

2 tbsp. oil of choice to saute’


Instant pot: Saute onion in oil, brown roast on all sides. Add carrots and potatoes, deglaze with broth and wine. Add all ingredients except flour/cornstarch mixture . Set instant pot on meat setting. Once complete, remove turkey and set pot to saute function. Once mixture is bubbling, add flour mixture, stirring constantly until thick. Slice turkey and serve with gravy.

Crock pot: combine all ingredients except flour mixture (omit saute oil.) Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 4-6. Remove broth mixture and boil with flour mixture on high, stirring until gravy is thick. Slice turkey ,serve.

Oven: Combine all ingredients in oven safe dish, bake at 350 until thermometer registers 165 degrees on the thickest part of turkey. Boil broth with flour mixture until gravy is thickened. Carve turkey and serve with gravy.

She has another recipe with gravy? You bet!

 I could eat turkey every day. This past year as I was recovering from my most invasive surgery on Thanksgiving day, we still had turkey. I was standing in the kitchen giving my husband orders, as I was not cleared to do ANYTHING. We were very happy, as we had just brought our baby home. Even though the stuffing came from a bag and the pie filling came from a can, it was one of our happiest Thanksgivings.

This is a back pocket roast because you throw everything in and leave it. It’s easy to keep a roast in the freezer and let it defrost overnight. The white wine really adds some depth to this. Of course, fresh ground pepper doesn’t hurt. Make this a one pot meal with carrots and potatoes. Easy cleanup all around!

Let me remind you about my amazing pepper grinder All the delicious pepper, none of the wrist work.

You better believe this can go with my microwave mashed potatoes and my country style green beans. You’ll eat like a king! You want a mighty fine turkey sandwich? Use this turkey and put gravy on one side of your bread and good quality mayo on the other with a generous grind of pepper. Thank me later.

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