1 (12 lb.) turkey (thaw 2 days ahead if frozen)
2 bottles (16 oz.) Texas Barbeque Sauce
Remove turkey neck and giblets package from turkey cavity and set aside for other use. Rin
se turkey and pat dry.
Prepare an outdoor grill or smoker for indirect medium-high heat. Use your
fingers to care
fully loosen turkey skin, from the cavity to the neck and from
the thighs and drums. Sprea
d barbecue sauce under skin and all over turkey.
Place turkey breast side up on a metal rack in a large roasting pan. Arrange
pan on prepar
ed grill. Grill 2 to 3 hours, about 11 to 13 minutes per pound, until
turkey registers an
internal temperature of 180°F in the thigh and 165°F in the breast. Remove from gr
ill and let stand 15 to 30 minutes before carving.
Calories: 300, Total Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 135mg, Sodium: 450mg, Carboh
ydrates: 10g, Protein: 48g
My H-E-B Texas Life Magazine, November 2012