Turkey in a Cooking Bag


1 turkey (10 to 16 pounds)
1 large oven cooking bag
2 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoon paprika
1 cup of peanut oil
5 teaspoon hot water
veggie stuffing
1 medium sized apple
3/4 cup of bell peppers
3/4 cup of celery
1/2 cup of onions


Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.
Combine pepper, salt, paprika and hot water.
Let stand at least 15 minutes.
Add peanut oil and mix thoroughly.
Rub some peanut oil mixture inside and outside of the turkey.
Pour remaining oil in the bag, rub the oil inside the bag until every inch is covered with the mixture.
Combine bell peppers, celery and onions.
Stuff 1/2 of the veggie stuffing, then stuff the apple and finish stuffing the turkey with the other 1/2 of the veggies.
Place the turkey in the bag breast up, fold the end of the bag very tight.
Place the turkey and the bag in a large cooking pan.
On average, a turkey will cook at 10 minutes per pound.
Be careful when opening the bag, because the turkey is cooked by live steam.
You will not have to baste this turkey.
The oil sealed bag is self basting.
Turkey comes out tender and brown, and ready to serve.

*** Please do not substitute oil or bag with a brown paper bag, plastic bag or aluminum foil. ***

Comments: Do not use a Brown Paper Bag with this recipe. Per a warning from the United States Department of Agriculture on web page:

Do Not Cook in Brown Paper BagsĀ 

Do not use brown paper bags from grocery or other stores for cooking. They are not sanitary, may cause a fire, and can emit toxic fumes. Intense heat may cause a bag to ignite, causing a fire in the oven and possibly adulterating the turkey. The ink, glue, and recycled materials in paper bags can emit toxic fumes when they are exposed to heat. Instead, use purchased oven cooking bags.”