Make your own turkey ham and avoid all the chemicals in the store bought version along with the high price of it. You can find turkey on sale before, during and after major holidays for a super low price per pound. You can also find turkey breast on sale at times throughout the year. The brand I see on sale in my area fairly often is the Jeanie O brand. From those turkeys you can make all sorts of meals. If you like to can you can make big batches of soup and turkey broth and can them.
Then you can use the rest of the meat in stews or even can it for later use. If you keep the breast meat as 2 large pieces you can turn them into turkey ham. The recipe to do this comes from Costco Diva who shares her marinade to give the turkey the flavor and instructions for baking it after the marinade. Turkey ham is a great alternative to ham from pork and a leaner choice in sandwich meat. It also tastes delicious.
I would imagine that if you wanted a smokey flavor that you could smoke the turkey for a little while before baking it to give it a smoked ham flavor. Even without smoking the turkey would be good sliced for sandwiches or cut into cubes to add to salads. It is super easy to make and you can freeze the slices until needed.
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