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Cherry Bourbon Turkey Burnt Ends

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

Ingredients

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
Serving Size 1 cup (140g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250
Calories from fat
% Daily Value*
Total fat 7 g 9 %
Saturated fat 2 g 9 %
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 60 mg 21 %
Sodium 1630 mg 71 %
Total Carbohydrates 23 g 8 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 6 %
Sugars 15 g
Protein 23 g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 40mg 4%
Iron 2.3mg 15%
Potassium 490mg 10%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label on the product may vary slightly.
  • 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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