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Top 10 Thanksgiving Recipes

It's the biggest cooking day of the year so get ready


Chances are you cook one turkey a year so you've only got one shot at getting it right. There are a lot of ways to cook a turkey so whether you are roasting, grilling, frying, smoking, or putting it on a beer can there are a few ways to make the most out of your holiday bird. One of the best tips I can give you is to tell you to brine your turkey. Of course there are many turkey recipes for you to try including turkey marinades and turkey rubs.

1. Apple Wood Smoked Turkey

"Just wanted to give you guys a recipe for smoked turkey that I've had excellent results with. It's a favorite around here. Just thought I'd share it with you guys. I made this on the 4th and it was the first to go. Didn't last long at all! And I got nothing but compliments on it."

2. Deep Fried Sweet Potato Fries

This is a great alternative to traditional sweet potato recipes and it's really fast and easy to make. Be sure to cut the sweet potatoes into long steak fries. This gets them cooked quickly. If you are frying a turkey add these to the heated oil once the turkey is out of the way and you will get more flavor into these fries.

3. Deep Fried Turkey Breasts

If you want to experiment with deep fried turkey this is a great recipe to start out with. You won't need all the oil or commitment for a 3 or 4 pound turkey breast, but you'll still have a great fried turkey.

4. Honey Glazed Smoked Ham

Honey Glazed Smoked Ham
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This is a great way to take a regular cooked ham and turn it into something spectacular by applying a spicy rub and placing it in a smoker. Let it smoke for a long while and it will taste great.

5. Smoked Turkey on the Grill

Here's a way to prepare a great smoked turkey if you don't have a smoker. Use your grill to slow roast this tasty bird and it will be tender and delicious.

6. Prime Rib Roast

This is a classic prime rib recipe cooked on the grill. The secret is to keep the temperature low enough during cooking and to remove it from the grill when done. Be sure to grill indirectly and also use a drip pan to catch the drippings.

7. Smoked Honey Glazed Turkey

This is an easy way to smoke a turkey. The marinade mixture is used as an injection solution and as a baste. If you bring the smoker temperature up towards the very end, you will get a nice crispy skin on your turkey. Similarly you can transfer the turkey to the oven at around 300 degrees F for about 10 minutes.

8. Smoked Beer Can Turkey

Double the size of the can for this big bird and you can smoke a turkey on a beer can. This is a great way to keep the turkey moist by putting steam inside the turkey while it cooks. If you've tried beer can chicken then you know this is going to be one great turkey.

9. Herb Rotisserie Turkey

Herb Rotisserie Turkey
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Next time you decide to roast a turkey, try it rotisserie style on the grill. This is a simple, easy to follow, delicious recipe for beginners.

10. Smoked Honey Glazed Turkey Breast

This smoked turkey breast is tender and sweet. The long smoking time allows it to be more flavorful and tender, so keep it low and slow.
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