Thursday, November 24, 2011

Root Beer Basted Turkey - Make Everyone Thankful!!!

Rootbeer Brother's Official Recipe

Root Beer Basted Turkey

  • 1 (10-14 pound) whole turkey - thawed, giblet/neck packet removed
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 4-6 cups of desired brand of root beer (we suggest the RBB Standard A&W)
  • 12 oz of stuffing (prepared as directed by stuffing packaging)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Wash the turkey and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Smear the whole turkey with butter, stuff with stuffing, and place the turkey into a roasting pan.
  4. Pour 2 cups of root beer over the turkey.
  5. Roast the turkey for 20 minutes for every pound of the weight of the turkey.
  6. Baste the turkey every 30 minutes first with 1/4 cup of root beer and then with the turkey drippings. If the breast skin browns too quickly (which will typically happen), cover it with aluminum foil.
  7. Check for doneness by inserting an instant read meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh near the bone. When it registers 180 degrees F remove the turkey from the oven.
  8. Allow to sit in a warm area for 15 minutes before cutting.
  9. Serve with cold root beer and traditional trimmings.

Happy Thanksgiving from The Rootbeer Brothers

1 comment:

Eric said...

Did you actually try this?