Smoked Turkey Legs

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Smoked turkey legs are one of the most delicious and easy-to-make dish. First, you need to create a brine by mixing water, salt, sugar, and spices in a large pot. Pour it into the turkey legs and refrigerate overnight. This will help to keep the turkey legs moist and tender.

Smoked Turkey Legs
Smoked Turkey Legs

The smoker will give the turkey legs a crispy, smoky flavor that is simply irresistible. Thanks to the brine, the turkey legs will remain moist and tender on the inside. So don’t forget to make Smoked Turkey Legs for your next Thanksgiving feast!

Smoked Turkey Legs

Smoked Turkey Legs

These unbelievably tender, tasty, and juicy Smoked Turkey Legs will bring out the turkey flavor like none before.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 12 hrs
Cook Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 16 hrs 30 mins
Servings 10 people
Calories 834 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 10 pcs turkey legs

Brine

  • 1 gallon water
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp onion powder
  • 3 tbsp dried thyme
  • 3 tbsp dried sage
  • 1 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground all spice
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, mix all the ingredients to make the brine. Boil and let it cool.
  • Rinse turkey legs and place them in a large container. Pour your cool brine into the turkey legs container, submerge the legs and cover. Refrigerate overnight.
  • When grilling the turkey legs, make sure to periodically check it and turn it in every once in a while. You should maintain your grill temperature to 300-325 degrees.
  • Slow cooking may result in very tender and juicy turkey legs. Let it grill for about 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Make your turkey legs turn to a nice and dark smoky color.
  • Once cooked, serve it immediately!

Nutrition

Calories: 834kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 111gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 481mgPotassium: 1942mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 445IUVitamin C: 1.3mgCalcium: 181mgIron: 13.8mg