Bacon Wrapped Turkey Recipe

Enjoy the harvest

Bacon Wrapped Turkey Recipe

Turkey season has ended and hopefully you have a turkey or two in the freezer. If not see if a turkey hunting buddy might share a little. This recipe is a great way to switch it up a little from the popular fried turkey breast. When friends and family brag on your new-found recipe, be sure to talk up the hunt and how the turkey got to the table. Keep the hunt alive and enjoy the harvest.

Enjoy the harvest

Ingredients Bacon Turkey Wrap 

 The Marinade

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 cloves minced garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar

Instructions Bacon Turkey Wrap

Mix the marinade ingredients in a bowl and add the cubed turkey breast and marinade for a couple hours in the fridge before wrapping with the bacon.

  • 1 lb thick cut bacon  

You will get two wraps for each slice of bacon by cutting each slice in half. Plan accordingly with the number of turkey breast morsels you prepare.

  • 1 can sliced jalapeños

You can use fresh jalapeños and slice them yourself but I like the pickled jalapeños because they aren’t so hot and I like the flavor a little better when used in a wrap like this one.

  • 1 pound wild turkey breast

Again, plan accordingly with your bacon slices.  You will be cutting your meat into 1″ cubes. The turkey breast I used was somewhere around three pounds so I had about one pound of extra marinated turkey breast so I just froze it for next time.

Directions For Bacon Turkey Wrap Recipe

Cut each piece of bacon in half.  Place one slice of jalapeño and one cube of turkey into center of the bacon slice.  Tightly roll the bacon over the turkey cube and hold it in place with a toothpick or two.

Heat the grill to medium heat and place the wraps on the grate and cook slowly. Turn your turkey wraps every few minutes.  You can keep a spray bottle handy for flare-ups from the bacon grease but I like the flare-up to get the bacon sizzling before I spray the fire out.  Once, the bacon is fully cooked and crispy, your turkey breast should also be fully cooked.  Let the wraps rest for five minutes before serving.  If you are making these for party favors, they will stay plenty juicy in a warm oven until ready to serve.  They are also really amazing the next day so don’t throw out your leftovers. I like to serve my wraps with a dip or two like hot mustard or honey mustard but they are delicious all by themselves.

I can feel turkey season in the air with the grass starting to green up and buttercups showing up from out of nowhere. Get out in the woods this season and enjoy the hunt but don’t forget to enjoy the harvest too and share some of your turkey with friends and family and show them how hunting provides more than just the kill.

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About Ken McBroom 307 Articles
Ken McBroom is an accomplished outdoor writer and photographer. Growing up in Lynchburg Tennessee allowed him many opportunities afield as a boy and young man. Later in life, after Desert Storm, Ken’s wanderlust took him to Alaska to live and work and experience the last frontier. Married now with two beautiful children, Ken now calls Kentucky home where he continues to communicate our American outdoor traditions and the lifestyle it offers.

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