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8 Unconventional Ways To Enjoy Turkey

Feeling rebellious this Thanksgiving? Skip traditional roast turkey and try one of these weird but wonderfully delicious cooking methods instead.

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1. Upside Down Turkey


This method is unique without being too weird, and some claim that it results in a juicier turkey. Just remember to flip it breast-side up for the last hour or so to make sure the skin browns up nicely.

3. BBQ Turkey


Take your grill addiction one step further by adding barbecue sauce. Barbecued turkey is just as tasty as barbecued chicken and it’s certainly not just for summer cookouts. Bonus: this technique makes it easy to imagine that it’s still warm outside.

4. Slow Cooker Turkey


This technique is great for the lazy cook; toss everything in and let the slow cooker do the work for you. Slow cooking your turkey also opens up tons of oven space to make room for lots of other Thanksgiving goodies.

5. Turducken


Calling all carnivores! Turkey stuffed with duck stuffed with chicken is a no-fail way to satisfy the biggest of meat cravings. Not recommended for vegetarians or people watching their cholesterol. If health risks don’t concern you, get your heavy duty paper plates ready and consider adding bacon or sausage for extra deliciousness.

6. Tofurkey


At the opposite end of the meat spectrum is tofurkey, the perfect turkey alternative for vegetarians or anyone looking for a meatless main dish. Roast it alongside vegetables and baste for the full turkey cooking experience.

7. Bacon-Wrapped Turkey


There are very few things that aren't improved with the addition of bacon, and turkey is not one of them. If ice cream, donuts and hot dogs taste great with bacon, there’s no way a bacon-wrapped turkey won’t taste equally amazing.

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