Braised Stuffed Turkey Breast


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium shallot
  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • 4 ounces bulk sweet Italian sausage meat
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 1/2 lbs boneless skinless turkey breast
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 fresh oregano sprigs
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • Press Saute, set time for 10 minutes.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in the cooker. Add the shallot and garlic; cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 minutes. Crumble in the sausage meat. Cook, stirring to break it up, until well browned, about 4 minutes.
  • Turn off the SAUTÉ function and scrape the contents of the pot’s insert into a large bowl. Cool for 5 minutes; then stir in the raisins, breadcrumbs, lemon zest (if using), and fennel seeds. Cool for
10 minutes.
  • Lay the turkey breast split side up on a large cutting board. Spread the breadcrumb mixture in an even layer over the meat. Roll the meat up from the long edge to form a compact spiraled “log,” then tie this log in three places with butchers’ twine to keep it closed. Season the outside of the log with the salt and pepper.
  • Press Saute, set time for 10 minutes.
  • Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter in the cooker. Add the stuffed turkey breast (bending it to fit if need be) and brown lightly on all sides, turning occasionally, about 5 minutes. Turn off the SAUTÉ function, then pour in the broth. Tuck the oregano sprigs around the meat and lock the lid onto the cooker.
  • Optional 1 Max Pressure Cooker
    Press Pressure cook on Max pressure for 25 minutes with the Keep Warm setting off.
  • Optional 2 All Pressure Cookers
    Press Meat/Stew or Pressure cook (Manual) on High pressure for 35 minutes with the Keep Warm setting off.
  • When the machine has finished cooking, turn it off and let its pressure return to normal naturally, about 25 minutes. Unlatch the lid and open the cooker. Find and discard the oregano sprigs. Use a large, metal spatula and a spoon (for balance) to transfer the turkey roll to a nearby cutting board.
  • Press Saute, set time for 5 minutes.
  • As the sauce comes to a simmer, whisk the water and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth. Whisk this slurry into the sauce and continue cooking, whisking constantly, until thickened somewhat,
1 to 2 minutes. Immediately turn off the SAUTÉ function and remove the insert from the pot to stop the cooking. Slice the stuffed turkey breast into 1-inch-thick slices and serve with the sauce ladled on top.
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