Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 4 (1/2 lb) turkey drumsticks

  2. vegetable oil

  3. hickory wood chunks or hickory chips, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes

  4. 1 tart granny smith apple , peeled,cored,and thinly sliced

  5. 1 cup finely chopped white onion

  6. 1 cup apple cider

  7. 1/2 cup ketchup

  8. 1/4 cup dark brown sugar

  9. 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  10. 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  11. 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  12. 1 cinnamon stick

  13. 1 tablespoon paprika

  14. 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar

  15. 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  16. 1 teaspoon garlic granules

  17. 1 teaspoon onion powder

  18. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  19. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

  20. 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. To make the sauce: In a saucepan, stir all the sauce ingredients together using a whisk.

  2. Bring mixture to a boil; lower heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes or so, until the apples are cooked and the sauce is thickened.

  3. Throw out the cinnamon stick; let sauce cool for 5 minutes.

  4. Puree sauce in a blender or food processor.

  5. Equally divide sauce into 2 bowls; set aside.

  6. To make rub: In a bowl or heavy duty plastic zip-top bag add all the rub ingredients; stir or shake to combine.

  7. Rinse the turkey legs under cold water and pat dry.

  8. Coat turkey legs with rub mixture; let stand for 20 minutes at room temperature before grilling.

  9. Spray or lightly brush turkey legs with vegetable oil.

  10. Follow your grill manufacturer's instructions for using wood chunks.

  11. Grill turkey legs over indirect medium heat for approximately 1 hour or until meat thermometer reads 180° when inserted into the thickest part of the meat (baste occasionally with sauce from 1 reserved bowl).

  12. Take legs off grill and served with sauce from the 2nd reserved bowl.


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