Smoked Turkey Anytime

Smoked Turkey Anytime

We call this Soaked Turkey Anytime because it does not have to be Thanksgiving to cook a turkey. This is an economical way to feed a family and turkey is low in fat so it is a healthier alternative to some other meats. This smoked turkey comes together in a half day because it is splayed open for faster cook time.
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Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 Smoker We use a Kamado but any smoker will do
  • 1 Roasting pan
  • 1 Large Chefs Knife
  • 1 Pair of Cutting Shears


  • 14 Lb.Turkey innards removed
  • 1 Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup of Prepared Rub I used a rub called Sweet Money
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon of Salt


  • Gather your ingredients
  • Pat the turkey dry.
  • (optional) I cut a large part of the backbone out of the turkey with a pair of sturdy kitchen shears made for cutting through shellfish. This is an advanced technique called spatchcocking. If you opt not to do this total cook time may be extended.
  • Place all the dry ingredients in a very large bowl and mix.
  • Place the turkey in the bowl and rub it down on all sides.
  • Smoke for 2 hours using pecan, peach or applewood ( I used pecan).
  • Remove from smoker and completely cover it with tin foil.
  • Place in a roasting pan and roast at 350 degrees F for 2- and a half more hours until the internal temp reads 160-165 degrees F


Here are some of the plated picsĀ 
Keyword bbq, Budget-Friendly
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