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Pellet Grill Turkey

Pellet Grill Turkey

By Traeger Kitchen

Get ready to impress your loved ones this holiday season with a pellet grill turkey. After brining in a solution of water, Traeger rub, sugar, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce overnight, let that bird smoke its way to deliciousness on your outdoor grill while the sides cook in the oven. This pellet smoker turkey is worth getting scrappy over.

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

7 Hours

Pellets

Turkey Blend

Ingredients

This recipe serves:

6

Units of Measurement:
main
3 Gallon water
1 Cup Traeger Rub
1 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 Cup Worcestershire sauce
1 (12-16 lb) fresh or frozen turkey, thawed, giblets removed
2 Tablespoon Canola oil
This recipe serves:

6

Units of Measurement:
main
3 Gallon water
1 Cup Traeger Rub
1 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 Cup Worcestershire sauce
1 (12-16 lb) fresh or frozen turkey, thawed, giblets removed
2 Tablespoon Canola oil

Steps

  • 1

    Make the brine: Pour the water into a 5 gallon non-metal bucket. Add the Traeger rub, sugar, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved.

  • 2

    Place the turkey, breast side down, in the bucket with the brine, making sure the turkey is completely submerged. Cover the bucket and refrigerate overnight.

  • 3

    Remove the turkey from brine and pat dry. Rub the canola oil all over the outside of turkey, then place breast-side up in a disposable aluminum roasting pan.

  • 4

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 225°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke, if available.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 5

    Insert the probe into the thickest part of the turkey breast. Place the pan with the pellet grill turkey on the grill grates. Close the lid and smoke for 2 1/2-3 hours.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    03:00

    Super Smoke

  • 6

    Increase the grill temperature to 350℉ and continue cooking until the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 165°F, 3 1/2-4 hours more.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

    165 ˚F / 74 ˚C

    04:00

  • 7

    Remove the turkey from the grill and let rest for 30 minutes before carving. Enjoy!

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