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Turkey Recipe

Pulled Wild Turkey BBQ

Pulled Wild Turkey BBQ Sandwich

Maximize your wild turkey harvest with this recipe that uses a de-breasted turkey frame. Recipe courtesy of Neal Brown of Howe & Brown Hospitality.

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  • 1 wild turkey, plucked, with breast meat removed
  • 3 carrots cut into chunks
  • 1 head of celery cut into chunks
  • 3 onions cut into chunks
  • 1 head of garlic cut in half
  • 1 bunch of fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 2 tsp. salt

Honey BBQ Sauce

  • ⅔ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. each of smoked paprika, ground cumin, ground coriander, salt, black pepper
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg



1. Preheat oven to 375 F.

2. Remove thighs and legs from de-breasted turkey frame.

3. In a roasting pan, layer the vegetables with turkey thighs, legs, and de-breasted frame. Add 2 tbsp. oil and 2 tsp. of salt. Roast for 1.5 hours or until the turkey is browned and the vegetables are caramelized.

Turkey Stock

1. Remove pan from the oven and transfer contents to a stock pot. Pour water over the vegetables and meat until covered. Simmer for 8 hours, skimming off the foam.

2. Remove the turkey pieces from the stock and reserve.

3. Strain the stock and return to a clean pot. Simmer on low for another hour, skimming the foam. Freeze for future use.

Honey BBQ Sauce

Combine honey BBQ sauce ingredients and stir. Heat mixture in saucepan until the brown sugar dissolves and is no longer grainy.

BBQ Turkey

Pull the turkey meat, separating tendons from the meat. Mix with the sauce.