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  • Traeger Brined Smoked Turkey
 
  • Traeger Brined Smoked Turkey
 

Traeger Brined Smoked Turkey

Traeger Brined Smoked Turkey
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  • Difficulty3/5
  • Prep time10 mins
  • Cook time2.5 hrs
  • Serves8 - 12
  • HardwoodHickory

Get ready for Turkey Day with this epic Traeger Turkey recipe. Brine your bird to lock in juices and flavor, then slow smoke and roast that chick for a memorable meal that's flavorfully rewarding.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-10 lb.) Turkey Breast
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter, Room Temperature
  • 7 leaves Fresh Sage
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Pepper
  • 6 qts. Water
  • 8 cups Ice
  • 1 cup Kosher Salt
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Molasses
  • as needed Favortie Traeger Sauce
  • 1 (8-10 lb.) Turkey Breast
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter, Room Temperature
  • 7 leaves Fresh Sage
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Pepper
  • 6 qts. Water
  • 8 cups Ice
  • 1 cup Kosher Salt
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Molasses
  • as needed Favortie Traeger Sauce

Preparation

Plan ahead! This recipe requires overnight time.

Place the following ingredients in a large pot: water, kosher salt, brown sugar, molasses, seasonings and fresh sage leaves.

Cook on medium heat until the water just starts to boil. Once salt and sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and add ice cubes. Ensure the brine has completely cooled before adding Turkey breast.

With Turkey submerged in brine, cover the whole dish with foil and place in your fridge for 24-32 hours. Start the Traeger on Smoke with the lid open, about 4 to 5 minutes, until the fire is established.

Meanwhile, remove turkey from the brine and rinse well, inside and out.

Take a paper towel and pat the whole exterior of the turkey dry.

Take butter and thoroughly spread onto the turkey's skin.

Dust buttered turkey with your favorite Traeger rub.

Increase temperature to 375 and allow to pre-heat, lid closed, for 10 - 15 minutes.

Place turkey breast on the grill for cook for 2 hours and 15 minutes. An additional 15 minutes may be necessary, depending on the size of the bird.

Remove Turkey from the grill and allow the meat to rest for 10 - 15 minutes, so the juices can redistribute.

  • Difficulty3/5
  • Prep time10 mins
  • Cook time2.5 hrs
  • Serves8 - 12
  • HardwoodHickory

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