Myron Mixon's Smoked Turkey

Staff Writer
Myron Mixon's Smoked Turkey
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We go to my wife’s family’s Thanksgiving dinner every year and it’s one of my rare days off from cooking, but the truth is that I love to smoke turkey and I don’t believe in waiting for Thanksgiving to enjoy it. It’s an excellent way to feed a crowd at any celebration. And I believe dark meat and white meat are equally delicious, so I make sure I get some of both. Encourage your guests to do the same. And if you’ve never considered it before, you might try pulling the meat off the bird the same way you would when making pulled chicken to have pilled turkey sandwiches. They’re good, too. 

12
Servings
728
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
One 15-pound turkey

Ingredients

  • One 15-pound turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • 8 Cups chicken broth
  • 3 medium white onions, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 Cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 Cups poultry seasoning

Directions

Rinse the turkey inside and out, and pat it dry thoroughly. Place the turkey in a large garbage bag, and add the chicken broth, onions, garlic, and brown sugar.
Tie the bag to seal it and place it in a large roasting pan. Allow the turkey to marinate this way in the refrigerator overnight.

When you are ready to cook the turkey, heat a smoker to 250 degrees. 

Remove the turkey from the bag, and discard the marinade. Apply the rub all over the bird.

Put the turkey on a rack in a large, deep aluminum pan, place the pan in the smoker, and cook for 5 hours or until the breast meat reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Remove the pan from the smoker. Allow the turkey to rest, loosely covered with foil, for 30 minutes. Then carve the turkey, and serve immediately.
 

Turkey Shopping Tip

Thanksgiving is not the only time to consume turkey. Now readily available year-round, be sure to take advantage of this chicken substitute.

Turkey Cooking Tip

For juicy meat, be sure to brine the turkey.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
39%
Sugar
16g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Cholesterol
295mg
98%
Protein
93g
100%
Carbs
29g
10%
Vitamin A
86µg
10%
Vitamin B12
5µg
82%
Vitamin B6
3mg
100%
Vitamin C
4mg
7%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.6mg
2.9%
Vitamin K
95µg
100%
Calcium
184mg
18%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
58µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
58µg
14%
Iron
8mg
45%
Magnesium
137mg
34%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
34mg
100%
Phosphorus
810mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
1210mg
35%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.9mg
53.6%
Sodium
687mg
29%
Sugars, added
12g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
19.7%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
8mg
52%