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Thanksgiving Smoked Turkey

There is no better way to cook a turkey than smoking it. Try your Thanksgiving Smoked Turkey as your primary turkey and you will never go back.

Course dinner
Cuisine Americana, slow cooking, smoker, turkey
Keyword gluten free, ground turkey, Smoker, smoking
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 people
Author Feed Your Soul Too

Ingredients

  • 14 LB Turkey
  • 2 Tbsp Spanish Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Lawry's Seasoned Salt
  • 1/2 Whole Leek - green part
  • 1 Whole Lemon halved

Instructions

  1. Pat the turkey dry.  Spice liberally with the spices. Stuff with the leek and the lemon.

    Prepare your smoker and set to a temperature of 225 degrees.  The wood used is mostly hickory and a little cherry.

    Half way through the cooking, raise the temperature to 300 degrees.  Use a meat thermometer and check your turkey to make sure it gets to 165 degrees for an internal temperature.

    Let rest for at least 15 minutes.

    Serve and enjoy!