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Cherry Bourbon Turkey Burnt Ends

  • 4 Servings
  • 15 mins Prep Time
  • 3 hrs 15 mins Total Time

Ingredients

  • Cherry Bourbon Turkey Burnt Ends
  • 2½ lbs Boneless Turkey Breast
  • Rub
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground mustard
  • 1 tbsp. celery salt
  • Spritzing Liquid
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • ¼ cup maraschino cherry juice
  • Cherry Bourbon BBQ Sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. maraschino cherry juice
  • 3 tbsp. bourbon
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. hot sauce
  • Step 1

    Preheat the smoker to 300°F.
  • Step 2

    For Rub, combine all ingredients and rub over turkey breast. Place turkey breast skin side up in the smoker.
  • Step 3

    For Spritzing Liquid, combine all ingredients.
  • Step 4

    Smoke the turkey for 1 hour and then start spritzing with the Spritzing Liquid every 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Step 5

    Smoke 1½ to 2 hours or until the thermometer in the thickest part of the turkey breast registers 160°F.
  • Step 6

    Transfer the turkey to a cutting board and tent with foil for 30 minutes to allow temperature to reach 170°F.
  • Step 7

    Preheat smoker to 450°F. While the turkey is resting, combine all ingredients for Barbecue Sauce in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Step 8

    Slice the turkey into 1 to 1½-inch cubes and baste with the barbecue sauce. Place cubes in smoker and cook until cubes are crisp on all sides. Serve immediately with the remaining barbecue sauce.
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