DADGUM Good Turkey Recipe

Difficulty
Easy

Ingredients

50/50 mixture apple juice and water
1 whole turkey (about 19 lbs), thawed if frozen
buttery Creole marinade(your preferred brand)
Injection Marinade or your favourite marinade
Cajun seasoning(your preferred brand)
Seasonings and marinades

Preparation

  1. Option 1 (shorter cook time)
  2. Fill water tray ½ full with a 50/50 mixture of apple juice and water. Preheat smoker to 275°F.
  3. Rinse and dry the thawed turkey. Using a marinade injection syringe, inject turkey with one jar of buttery Creole marinade(your preferred brand).
  4. Season outside and inside of turkey with Butterball Cajun Seasoning, rubbing it into the skin.
  5. Place turkey on middle rack in smoker and close the door. Smoke for 5½ hours or until internal temperature in breast reaches 165°F.
  6. (This total cooking time is for a 19 lb whole turkey. Based on the weight of your turkey, you will need to adjust the total cooking time. Estimated time at 275°F is about 18 minutes per lb. Make sure your internal temperature in the breast reaches 165°F.)
  7. Option 2 (longer cook time)
  8. Fill water pan ⅓ full with a 50/50 mixture of apple juice and water. Preheat smoker to 225°F.
  9. Rinse and dry the thawed turkey. Using a marinade injection syringe, inject turkey with one jar of Buttery Creole marinade. Season outside and inside of turkey with Cajun Seasoning, rubbing it into the skin.
  10. Place turkey on middle rack in smoker and close the door. Smoke for 9½ hours or until internal temperature in breast reaches 165°F. (This total cooking time is for a 19 lb whole turkey. Based on the weight of your turkey, you will need to adjust the total cooking time. Estimated time at 225°F is about 30 minutes per pound. Make sure your internal temperature in the breast reaches 165°F.)

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