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Barbecue Turkey Leg Recipe

Barbecue turkey leg recipe for grilled turkey leg with a sweet and spicy sauce. Try it and tell us what you think at the bottom of this page.

Grilled Turkey Leg Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 6)
Time: 1 3/4 Hours (requires marinating overnight)

  • 4 turkey legs

  • Steak seasoning (recommend Lindberg Snider Porterhouse & Roast Seasoning)

  • 1 (2 liter) bottle of Squirt

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper

  • 2 large sweet onions, sliced 1/2 inch thick

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon molasses

  • 1 tablespoon bbq sauce

  • 1 cup apple juice (optional)

  • Directions for Barbecue Turkey Leg Recipe

    1. Liberally season all sides of turkey legs with steak seasoning. Refrigerate overnight then rinse legs before boiling.

    2. In a large pot, mix together the Squirt, sugar, hot sauce, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and onion slices. Bring to a boil. Add rinsed turkey legs and cook for 15 minutes.

    3. In a small bowl, mix together the honey, molasses, and bbq sauce. Set aside for basting turkey legs while on the grill.

    4. Meanwhile, preheat the grill as follows:

    Indirect, medium-high-heat
    (325 degrees F)
    Grill-safe drip pan placed anywhere inside grill

    Indirect heat, medium ash, grate should be on medium setting
    Split charcoal bed (about 24 coals per side)
    Heavy-duty drip pan placed between the banks of coals

    5. Clean and liberally oil your preheated grill. Optional: fill drip-pan with apple juice.

    6. Place boiled onions over indirect heat and barbecue the turkey legs on top of the onions, covered, for 1 hour. Brush legs with honey bbq mixture every 15 minutes. The turkey legs are done when they reach an internal temperature of 170 degrees F.

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