Roasted Naturally Inspired by Butterball Turkey with Beau’s Gravy

Prep time 15 minutes       Serves 6-8 people


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1 Naturally Inspired by Butterball turkey, thawed1 cup Beau's Lug-Tread Lagered Ale2 cups low sodium stock1/3 cup all-purpose flour1 Tbsp. rosemary, chopped1 orange, zested1/3 bunch parsley, finely choppedSalt to taste



  1. Remove thawed turkey from packaging and discard giblets and neck. Drain juices and blot with paper towels.

  2. Preheat oven to 325˚F (165˚C).
  3. Stuff neck and body cavities lightly. Allow ¾ cup stuffing per pound (optional).
  4. Place turkey, breast up, on flat rack in pan about 8cm (3″) deep. Brush skin with vegetable oil to prevent drying. Do not cover or add water.
  5. Place turkey in middle of oven. Roast according to chart on package. To prevent skin from becoming too dark, cover with aluminum foil near end of cooking time. Check for doneness with a meat thermometer, thigh should be minimum 180˚F (82˚C) and stuffing should be minimum 165˚F (74˚C).
  6. When cooked, remove from oven and let stand for at least 15 minutes.

  7. Gravy

  8. Remove turkey from roasting pan and cover with tinfoil to keep warm. While resting, use drippings to make Beau’s gravy.

  9. Deglaze roasting pan drippings with Beau's Lug-Tread Lagered Ale.
  10. Add flour to create a roux with the drippings, then add stock.
  11. Whisk mixture together and simmer for 5 minutes until thickened to gravy consistency.

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