The Turducken: Boneless Turkey Stuffed with a Boneless Duck and Boneless Chicken "One Big Bird"

Roasting time for The Turducken is 12 hours and preparation time is 5 to 6 hours...add music and your favorite beverage will help!
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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 18 hr
  • Prep: 5 hr
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 12 hr
  • Yield: 20 to 25 servings
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3 pounds coarsely ground pork

1 1/2 teaspoons chopped garlic

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Pinch cayenne pepper, optional

Pinch chili pepper flakes

Pinch ground mace

Pinch ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon paprika

Pinch ground bay leaf

Pinch ground sage

2 1/2 teaspoons liquid smoke

3 teaspoons bacon fat

For the Spinach stuffing:

4 pounds frozen chopped spinach, thaw and remove excess liquid or 3 pounds freshly chopped spinach

1/2 pound butter

2 cups sauteed onion

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon white pepper

1 teaspoon ground fennel seed

For the Turducken:

1 (6-pound) fresh whole duck

1 (4-pound) fresh whole chicken

1 cup olive oil, divided

About 5 tablespoons blackening spice, divided

1 (25-pound) fresh whole turkey

2 tablespoons freshly chopped garlic

5 pounds favorite cornbread dressing

Spinach stuffing

3 whole roasted red bell peppers, cut into strips

2 tablespoons kosher salt

2 quarts of your favorite turkey gravy

Special equipment:

Large roasting pan and rack

Parchment paper

Aluminum foil

20 feet butcher's twine

Large sewing needle


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