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Savory Grilled Turkey Recipe

Savory Grilled Turkey Recipe

My family likes this recipe so much that we tried grilling in a sheltered spot during the winter. It worked! Now we can enjoy this juicy, grilled bird all year long. —Karen Buenting, Livermore, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Grill: 2 hours + standing YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 turkey (12 pounds)
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon A.1. steak sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce


  • 1. Remove giblets from turkey (discard or save for another use). Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan. Skewer turkey openings; tie drumsticks together.
  • 2. Place turkey over drip pan; grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 1 hour.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Set aside 2/3 cup for serving.
  • 4. Grill turkey 1-2 hours longer or until a thermometer reads 180°, basting frequently with remaining sauce. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes before carving. Serve with reserved sauce. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

8 ounces cooked turkey with 1 tablespoon sauce equals 670 calories, 40 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 285 mg cholesterol, 515 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 72 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer