SloppyJoe's Holiday Turkey Brine

12
Servings
30m
Prep Time
30m
Cook Time
1h
Ready In


"A holiday favorite adapted from another recipe. This brine will create the juiciest bird you've ever eaten and will provide tons of rich, flavorful gravy. I never have enough room in my fridge to prepare the bird so I'm including instructions on how I brine the bird overnight by using a bucket and a cooler. Prep Time and Cook Time are estimated and do not include the overnight soak."

Original recipe yields 12 servings
OK

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (657.7 g)
  • Calories 804.9
  • Total Fat - 16.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4 g
  • Cholesterol - 379.9 mg
  • Sodium - 7903.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 29.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 3.3 g
  • Protein - 130.5 g
  • Calcium - 88.2 mg
  • Iron - 6.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Sanitize the five gallon bucket by washing and rinsing thoroughly.

Step 2

In a large pot, bring apple juice, brown sugar and kosher salt to a boil. Skim off any foam and let cool completely.

Step 3

Dump some ice in the bottom of the cooler, stand the bucket in the cooler and pack any open spaces with remaining ice.

Step 4

Dump apple juice mixture in bucket and stir in remaining ingredients except brick and turkey.

Step 5

Carefully place turkey in bucket and keep oranges from touching the presentation/breast side of skin as the citrus acid will

Tips & Variations


  • 1 five gallon bucket
  • 1 cooler
  • 1 brick or weight (I use a landscape stone sealed in two zipper bags)

Related