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Injected Drunken Smoked Turkey Legs

Traeger Kitchen


Injected Drunken Smoked Turkey Legs

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Cook Time

1

Hours

Serves

4 - 6

People

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What's this?

If you want to tear into a hunk of meat with a handle, smoke these spicy, bourbon infused turkey drumsticks up, they’re a perfectly portable meal to take on your next outdoor adventure.

Ingredients

  • 1 Bottle Frank's RedHot Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup butter

  • 1 Cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 Cup whiskey

  • 3 Clove garlic, minced

  • 1 Teaspoon Traeger Cajun Shake

  • 1/2 Cup chicken stock

  • 6 Large turkey legs

Steps

  • 1

    In a large pot, mix together all ingredients except the turkey legs. Bring to a boil.
  • 2

    Let cool and pour the marinade into a plastic bag; add in the turkey legs. Allow them to marinate for 24 hours in the fridge.
  • 3

    Remove the turkey legs from the bag; save marinade. Bring half of marinade to a boil and reserve for basting. Dilute the other half of marinade with chicken stock.
  • 4

    Fill the meat injector with the marinade/chicken stock mixture and insert it into the meaty parts of the turkey leg in several places. Inject turkey legs with marinade until they plump up.
  • 5

    When ready to cook, start temperature to 250 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 6

    Place the turkey legs on the grill grate and cook for 1 1/2 to 3 hours, depending on the thickness of the legs, or until the internal temp registers 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.
  • 7

    Baste the legs with the reserved, boiled marinade every 45 minutes. Enjoy!