Pavo Asado con Congri (Cuban Stuffed Turkey)


Serves 8

1 turkey (8 lbs.)
 3 cloves garlic for marinating
 2 tsp. salt for marinating turkey
 1/2 lb. black beans
 4 cups water
 2 slices bacon cut in pieces (for base)
 6 slices bacon whole  (for turkey while baking)
 1/2 onion chopped
 1 onion cut in rings
 1/2 green pepper chopped  for base
 1/2 green pepper in strips  for cooking with beans
 1 1/2  cups white  rice
 2 cloves crushed  garlic for black beans
 1/4 tsp. pepper
 1/4 tsp Cumin
 1 tsp. oregano
 1/2 cup sour orange juice
 1 large green pepper
 1 tsp. for black beans
 1 bay leaf
 1/8 tsp. oregano
 1/2 cup dry white wine


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Product Description

Clean turkey. Crush garlic with salt, pepper, cumin and oregano.
 Add orange juice and rub turkey inside and out with this mixture.
 Place onion rings on top and allow to marinate for at least 2 hours and
 if possible overnight. Wash beans and soak for a couple of hours. Cook
 in the same water until soft. together with the green pepper. Fry the
 two slices of bacon and in the same fat saute the chopped onion, crush-
 ed garlic and chopped green pepper. Add to the softened beans. Add
 washed rice, salt, spices and bacon. Cook over medium heat until rice is dry
 but not quite done. It will finish cooking inside the turkey. Stuff turkey
 and sew up well. Pour wine over  the turkey  and place  the 6 slices of bacon on top. Roast
 for 3 hours in a 3250 F oven. Serves 8. This recipe may also be used for
 chicken. Use 4 (l 112 - 2 lbs.) chickens and roast for 1 hour at 325°F.