Smoky Turkey Legs

30 mins
8 hrs
4 hrs
6

Smoke your own delicious turkey legs. With a rub of choice and an overnight brine, they are easy to make.

Ingredients

FOR THE TURKEY

  • 6 turkey legs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • dry rub of choice

FOR THE BRINE

  • 2 gallons water
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup kosher slat
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons thyme, fresh or dried
  • 1 tablespoon sage, fresh or dried
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder

Directions

Step 1 Of 6
1
In a large pot over medium heat, combine water, salt, brown sugar, paprika, thyme, sage, onion powder, and garlic powder. Keep over heat until sugar and salt is dissolved.
2
Cool brine with ice or in the refrigerator.
3
Submerge turkey, place in fridge, and let rest overnight.
4
Remove turkey and rinse. Pat dry and rub with olive oil.
5
Work a turkey dry rub of choice into meat.
6
Preheat smoker and set to 225°F. Add wood chips and place turkey in smoker. Let smoke for 4 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove, let rest about ten minutes and enjoy.
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Turkey
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