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“I have numerous friends who now use this recipe for their own Turkey during the holidays. This recipe is for a 10-12 Lb turkey. It also will stuff 2-3 chickens so you don't have to wait till Thanksgiving. This Murray family recipe is hands down the best stuffing... EVER! ...NOTE: this is a stuffing, not a dressing and does not work if cooked along side the bird in the oven. Oh, and no seasonings are needed. ;) Also, for those worried about cross-contamination....... I've had folks say "they won't eat anything that was in a raw bird"..... but . isn't . the . bird . 'raw' . too, until you cook it? Live and let live. Enjoy!”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
8
YIELD:
1 10-12 lb Turkey
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 lb bacon, thick sliced cut into 1-inch cubes semi frozen and use scissors for easy cutting
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 -4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 loaf white bread, more if needed (use fresh or stale but still soft cut into 1-inch cubes. Use a serrated knife so as not to squish it)
  • 12 cup turkey gizzard, boiled and chopped fine (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl place the bread cubes; set aside. In large skillet, melt butter. Add bacon and sauté until bacon is cooked but not crisp.
  2. Add onion and celery, cook until the onions are almost translucent and bacon starts to crisp. Do not drain. Remove skillet from stove; allow 10 minutes or so to cool.
  3. Pour over bread cubes (with optional gizzards) and toss. It should be cool enough now to mix with hands (squishing like making a meatloaf). Stuff and tie turkey or chickens.
  4. Cook as directed for STUFFED turkey or chicken.

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