Delicato Family Recipe:


  • 20-pound turkey
  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup cooked rice, cooled
  • 4 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Parsley to taste, minced
  • 1 cup Romano cheese, grated
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 4 carrots, peeled and quartered
  • 4 onions, quartered
  • Dressing:

    Combine ground beef, onion, rice, garlic, parsley, cheese, and egg. Mix well. Stuff turkey and close tightly with skewers or thread. Rub bird with olive oil, salt and pepper. Put turkey into covered roaster and place in unheated oven. Set temperature to 550° for 15 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 450° for 1 hour. Reduce heat to 400° for an additional hour.
    After 2 hours and 15 minutes, remove lid on roaster and baste bird with drippings. Add peeled and quartered potatoes, carrots and onions. Cook covered at 375° for about 45 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.

    Delicato Family 1934