I like to turn any wild turkey harvest into tasty turkey jerky with this recipe from Traeger.

Prep time: 12-24 hours
Cook time: 4-6 hours
Recommended wood chips/pellets: Hardwood Cherry


3 pound turkey breast
1 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
5 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped
2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Clean the turkey breast of all fat and tough tissue. Slice turkey breast into long thin strips. Set aside.

Combine all other ingredients in a large zip top bag to make marinade; mix well. Add turkey breast strips and mix again. Place zip top bag in a bowl and place in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours.

When ready to cook to the turkey jerky, set the temperature on your smoker to 180 degrees and preheat with lid closed for 15 minutes.

Drain the marinade and place the turkey strips directly on the grill grate.

Let turkey smoke for 4 hours or until the jerky is dry but still pliable.

Remove turkey jerky from the grill and enjoy immediately or let it air dry over night before storing. Enjoy!


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