Dig a hole, fill it with rocks,
gather wood and burn it down.
Watching all the activity put Miss A to sleep.
The teenager suggested we keep a chain saw on hand next time we camp.
Build a solid coal bed and
rub down a thawed turkey with some canola oil and spices, stuff it with an onion,
wrap a turkey with foil three times,
wrap in a wet towel,
wrap with wire like a present
Cover with dirt, leaving some of the wire out so you can pull it out later.
Leave it alone and take a nap for 2 1/2 hours. Monitor with a meat thermometer. When the turkey gets to 180F, you are ready to eat.
A perfectly cooked, tender, juicy fabulously roasted turkey, cooked right in the ground.
The anticipation was great around our camp site to try the turkey.
Grandpa Eldon sliced and we thoroughly enjoyed.
Along with some roasted potatoes and corn on the cob, the tender turkey made for a lovely camping supper.
that’s a great way to spend the day and dine in style outdoors! i bet is was yummy with the roasted onion. 🙂
What a cool way to cook a turkey! I laughed at the teenager’s idea to bring a chain saw. He’s learning. 🙂
Wow! This is really cool and I must admit I have never thought of cooking a turkey like this!
The Wife of a Dairyman says
This is the first time I’ve heard and seen this method of roasting turkey! Pig- yes, turkey never!
Looks like you guys had a great camping weekend:)
Lisa @ Two Bears Farm says
What a fun way to cook a turkey!
Colleen Cecil says
I am drooling just thinking about it. Deep pit is my FAVORITE way to eat turkey. Each year we attend a big get-to-gether where our dinner choices include pork, lamb, beef, turkey and sometimes so quiil too and all are prepared using the same method you used. Looks like it was a great time. Thanks for sharing.
Ah, Hunk of Meat Mondays! Bwahaha, I love it. And love this idea. We have buried whole pigs to cook and grilled a turkey, but haven’t done a bird this way. Great idea…I’ll try it next time we’re camping!