Bacon Bourbon Rubbed Wild Turkey Skewers



Serves: 3-5

This quick and easy wild turkey recipe works equally well as an appetizer or main course.

Printer Friendly Recipe By author of Timber 2 Table Wild Game Recipes

Looking for a quick, easy and delicious way to grill up your wild turkey? Try this version rubbed with a sweet and spicy paste that includes bacon, Uncle Josh's sorghum, and bourbon, two of my favorite things.

Process into a smooth paste.

Since the bacon is ground into the paste, it cooks quickly on the surface of the turkey, leaving a crisp coating that helps the turkey breast retain its moisture.

Serve the skewers as an appetizer or as a main course.

Serve this one up as an appetizer or a main course. The skewers cook in only a few minutes, making it a perfect recipe for an easy snack at camp or to hold hungry guests until the rest of the meal is ready.



1/4 cup bourbon

2-3 pounds wild turkey breast
cut into strips

4 tablespoons sorghum

3 tablespoons spicy brown mustard

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon ground white pepper

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon onion powder

2 tablespoons smoked paprika

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

4 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar

8 slices uncooked bacon
cut into small pieces

Bamboo skewers
soaked in water

Cooking Instructions

Cut the turkey breast into strips roughly 1 inch by 1 inch by 4 to 6 inches long. Brine for 3 to 5 hours in a mixture of salt, brown sugar and water (2 quarts water, ½ cup salt, ½ cup brown sugar works well).

Slice the turkey into strips across the grain for more tenderness.

In a food processor, add the remaining ingredients and process into a paste. Remove the turkey breast strips from the brine and pat dry with a paper towel.

Add all the paste ingredients to a food processor.

Run the skewer lengthwise through the turkey. Using your hand (you might want to wear a rubber or vinyl glove) coat the turkey well with the paste.

Grill the skewers for 7-9 minutes per side or until the turkey is cooked through and the coating has set.

Preheat your Traeger Grill to 400 degrees. Grill the skewers for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until the coating is golden brown and the turkey is just cooked through.


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