Smoked Turkey


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Here is a delicious recipe for smoked turkey. Share it with your family over dinner and use the leftovers to make sandwiches.

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8-10 servings


  • 1 (10 lb.) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tbs. seasoned salt
  • 1/2 C. butter
  • 2 can (24 oz.) cola-flavored carbonated beverage
  • 1 apple, quartered
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 Tbs. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbs. salt
  • 1 Tbs. ground black pepper

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Rinse turkey under cold water, and pat dry.  Rub the crushed garlic over the outside of the bird, and sprinkle with seasoned salt.  Place in a medium roasting pan. Mix butter, cola, apple, onion, garlic powder, salt, and ground black pepper and stuff in turkey cavity. Cover loosely with foil.

Smoke at 225 to 250 degrees for 10 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees when measured in the thigh meat. Baste the bird every 1 to 2 hours with the juices from the bottom of the roasting pan.

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