Turkey in a Smoker

Turkey in a Smoker

by Eduardo Andrews 6 months ago
4.7 (10)
10 hours
625.2 kcal
9.8 g carbs
Description

This is a great recipe for smoked turkey. A barbecue grill is nearly impossible to cook a large bird. A smoker is best for this. I prefer hickory chips or hickory wood. Hickory generates a more even smokiness than other woods, and it does not matter whether the wood is green or seasoned. Mesquite, if not well seasoned, will generate a creosote type coating because of the sap that oozes out of the wood while cooking.

Ingredients
  • 1 (10 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans cola-flavored carbonated beverage
  • 1 apple, quartered
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
Directions
  1. 1. Preheat smoker to 225 to 250 degrees F (110 to 120 degrees C).
  2. 2. Rinse turkey under cold water, and pat dry. Rub the crushed garlic over the outside of the bird, and sprinkle with seasoned salt. Place in a disposable roasting pan. Fill turkey cavity with butter, cola, apple, onion, garlic powder, salt, and ground black pepper. Cover loosely with foil.
  3. 3. Smoke at 225 to 250 degrees F (110 to 120 degrees C) for 10 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C) when measured in the thickest part of the thigh. Baste the bird every 1 to 2 hours with the juices from the bottom of the roasting pan.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 1 (10 pound) turkey
calories: 625.2 kcal
carbohydrates: 9.8 g
protein: 71.2 g
saturated fat: 11.6 g
cholesterol: 225.1 mg
sodium: 1184.8 mg
fiber: 0.7 g
sugar: 7.6 g