Southern Style Roasted Turkey
 
Ingredients
  • 1 turkey (10-12 lbs)
  • 1 cup cooked ham, diced
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 teas poultry seasoning
  • ½ teas sage
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup canned or jarred turkey gravy
  • 4 cups breadcrumb stuffing
  • 2 cups cornbread stuffing
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. In a skillet, brown the ham, onion, seasoning and sage just until onion is tender; add ½ cup of the gravy.
  2. Combine the stuffing cubes in a large bowl with the ham mixture and add the egg, raisins and pecans; toss lightly to mix.
  3. Fill the body and neck of the turkey with the mixture and secure with skewers; tie legs with kitchen string and tuck the wings behind the shoulders.
  4. Place in a roasting pan with a rack or make your own rack with chopped onions, celery and carrots which adds more flavor to your homemade gravy.
  5. Brush melted butter over turkey, sprinkle with paprika and cover loosely with foil.
  6. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 25 minutes per pound or until a meat thermometer reaches 185 degrees 185 degrees F. and legs can be moved easily.
  7. Remove turkey to platter and make your gravy as you normally would.
Recipe by Cooking With Mama at http://cooking-with-mama.com/2012/11/21/southern-style-roasted-turkey/