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Crock Pot Turkey Tacos

Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos

Turkey tacos are a favorite among turkey lovers, and this slow cooker version will have them coming back for seconds.  Tender turkey breast with avocado, salsa, and pepper jack cheese combine for an easy family meal that cooks in the crock pot.

 

Crock Pot Turkey Tacos

Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos
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Ingredients
  1. 2 onions, coarsely chopped
  2. 6 pounds bone-in turkey breast, skin and fat removed
  3. 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
  4. 8 hard taco shells
  5. 3 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  6. 1 small avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped
  7. 1 cup tomato salsa
  8. 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
Instructions
  1. Place onions in the bottom of a slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle turkey with salt and place in slow cooker, meat side up. Cover and cook on low until internal temperature of turkey registers 165 degrees, about 4 – 6 hours.
  3. Remove turkey meat from bone, shred it then toss with enchilada sauce.
  4. Place turkey in taco shell and top with lettuce, avocado, salsa and shredded cheese.
Iowa Turkey Federation http://iowaturkey.org/
Crock Pot BBQ Turkey Sandwiches

Slow Cooker BBQ Turkey Sandwiches

These slow cooker BBQ turkey sandwiches are easy and delicious.  Great for get-togethers or potlucks, cooking turkey in the crock pot makes it tender and delicious.

 

Crock Pot BBQ Turkey Sandwiches

 

Slow Cooker BBQ Turkey Sandwiches
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Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds turkey (thighs and/or tenderloins)
  2. 1/3 cup white vinegar
  3. 1/3 cup ketchup
  4. 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  5. 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  6. 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. ½ lemon, quartered
  9. 4 burger buns, split horizontally and toasted
Instructions
  1. Wash your hands.
  2. In a slow cooker, combine vinegar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, hot sauce, salt and lemon quarters. Fold in turkey. Cover and cook on High for 4 to 5 hours or on Low for 8 to 9 hours.
  3. Remove lemon quarters. Remove turkey from the bones if needed. Shred the turkey into smaller pieces.
  4. To serve, spoon hot barbecue mixture over bottom half of toasted burger buns. Top with other half.
  5. Serves 4
Iowa Turkey Federation http://iowaturkey.org/
Crock Pot Cordon Bleu Turkey  (2)

Crock Pot Cordon Bleu Turkey Recipe

This turkey recipe will quickly become a favorite!  Slow-simmered turkey breast cutlets are wrapped with turkey ham and cheese and cooked in the slow cooker.  

This low carb dish has 40 grams of protein and only 322 calories per serving!

 

Crock Pot Cordon Bleu Turkey

 

 

Crock Pot Cordon Bleu Turkey
Slow-simmered turkey breast cutlets wrapped with turkey ham and cheese.
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Ingredients
  1. 8 (4 ounce) turkey breast cutlets
  2. 8 thin slices turkey deli ham
  3. 8 thin slices Swiss cheese
  4. 2 tablespoons butter
  5. 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  6. 3 tablespoons sherry
  7. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. 1. Lightly flatten turkey cutlets between plastic wrap by tapping with the bottom of a skillet.
  2. 2. Place one slice of ham and one slice of cheese on top of each cutlet. Roll up and secure with a toothpick. Wash hands.
  3. 3. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Brown turkey roll-ups in butter.
  4. 4. Place roll-ups in slow cooker. In medium bowl stir together cream of mushroom soup, sherry and black pepper. Pour over roll-ups in slow cooker.
  5. 5. Cook on low in slow cooker for 4 to 5 hours.
Notes
  1. 1 serving: Calories 322, Protein 40 g, Fat 14.4 g (saturated 7.8 g), Cholesterol 117.1 mg, Sodium 583.3 mg, Carbohydrate 4.9 g, Fiber 0 g
Iowa Turkey Federation http://iowaturkey.org/
Barbecue Turkey Drumsticks (1)

Barbecue Turkey Drumsticks

 

Barbecue Turkey Drumsticks (1)

 Our Home Economist and Executive Director, Gretta Irwin, recently appeared on an episode of Iowa Ingredient on Iowa Public Television.  

 

 As Gretta says in the video, turkey drumsticks are an iconic part of the Iowa State Fair.  Since the Turkey Grill opened in 1983, fair-goers have enjoyed these smoked legs and made them a fair tradition.

You can enjoy turkey legs at home, as well, with the easy crock pot recipe Gretta shares.

 

 

Barbecue Turkey Legs
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Ingredients
  1. TURKEY LEGS/DRUMSTICKS: 2-3
  2. Salt: 1 Teaspoon
  3. Freshly ground black pepper: 1 Teaspoon
  4. Prepared barbecue sauce: 1-1/2 Cups (smoky flavored)
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle turkey legs with salt and pepper. Place in slow cooker. Coat all turkey legs
  2. surfaces with barbecue sauce.
  3. Cover and cook of LOW for 7 to 8 hours.
  4. (OR)
  5. Cover with lid or foil and roast in a preheated 300 degree F oven for 3-4 hours or until
  6. fork tender. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Remove lid and brown for
  7. about 10-15 minutes.
Iowa Turkey Federation http://iowaturkey.org/
super turkey meatloaf

Super Turkey Meatloaf

 We don’t know why meatloaf gets such a bad rap.  Our version is easy, flavorful and down-right comforting.

Cooked in the crockpot, this meatloaf will be ready for you when you get home from a long day of work. Serve it with a baked potato and green veggies, this is a traditional “farm family” meal that everyone will love!super turkey meatloaf

 

Super Turkey Meatloaf
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Ingredients
  1. 1 onion sliced
  2. 2lbs ground turkey
  3. 1 onion soup mix
  4. 1.5 cups seasoned bread crumbs
Sauce
  1. 1/3 chili sauce
  2. 2 tbs brown sugar
  3. 1 tbs Dijon mustard
Instructions
  1. Form into a loaf shape to fit the slow cooker. Place loaf into crock atop onion slices. Use a rubber spatula to shape and pull loaf away from the sides of the crock, allowing 1/2-inch all around the loaf.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 7 hours or until food thermometer registers 165 degrees F.
  3. Glaze
  4. Combine glaze ingredients and spoon over top of loaf the last 30 minutes of cooking.
Iowa Turkey Federation http://iowaturkey.org/
Simple Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe

Simple Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Turkey breast is such an amazing, versatile food.  26 grams of protein per serving, and only 110 calories!  Like I said, AMAZING!

And this easy crock pot recipe is amazing as well.  Although it’s delicious enough to stand alone, it’s also a great way to easily get cooked turkey to use in all of our amazing “turkey leftovers” recipes.

(By the way, have you ever wondered why turkey breasts are so big?  It has nothing to do with steroids or hormones, since those aren’t used on turkey farms in the United States.  Just good old fashioned breeding, better care and better nutrition!)

Simple Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe

Simple Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
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Ingredients
  1. 1 yellow onion, sliced
  2. 7 pound turkey breast
  3. garlic powder
  4. black pepper
  5. envelope dry ranch dressing mix
Instructions
  1. Layer sliced onion in slow cooker.
  2. Remove skin from turkey breast (if there is any.)
  3. Season with garlic powder, black pepper and ranch dressing mix.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  5. Let the breast stand for 20 minutes before serving.
Iowa Turkey Federation http://iowaturkey.org/
hot turkey dip

Hot Turkey Dip

This hot turkey dip is quick and easy, using leftover turkey breast and the microwave or crock pot.  

hot turkey dip

 

 

Hot Turkey Dip
A great dip utilizing leftover turkey breast in the crockpot!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup (4 ounces) Pepper Jack cheese
  2. 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  3. 1 pound processed cheese
  4. 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  5. 1 can cream of chicken soup
  6. 1 can shopped green chilies
  7. 2 cups cooked, finely chopped turkey breast
  8. Diced green peppers, to taste (optional)
  9. Chopped onion, to taste
  10. 2 sliced green onions, top dip to taste
Instructions
  1. 1. Wash hands.
  2. 2. Place ingredients in slow cooker or large microwave safe dish. Stir to combine. Cover and turn slow cooker on or place on low in microwave. Heat until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve with taco or corn chips.
Iowa Turkey Federation http://iowaturkey.org/