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Spicy Turkey Barbecue

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  Turkey 15 Pound (1 Turkey, 10 To 15 Pounds)
  Melted butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cooking oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cider vinegar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Ketchup 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Onions 2 Medium, grated
  Worcestershire 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fresh lemon juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Dry mustard 2 Tablespoon
  Chili powder 3 Tablespoon
  Pepper 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), mashed

Defrost turkey if frozen by leaving at room temperature overnight.
Remove giblets.
Wash turkey; pat dry.
To make sauce, simmer remaining, ingredients for 10 minutes.
Brush sides of turkey with barbecue sauce.
Insert spit rod, running it through tail and diagonally through breastbone.
Fasten turkey with spit forks.
Wings and legs should be tied closely to body.
Rotate spit to make sure turkey is properly balanced and will turn evenly.
To know exactly when turkey is ready, insert a meat thermometer into thickest part of the thigh.
Heat charcoal until coals turn gray.
Push coals to rear of firebox.
Push spit into holders.
Make a drip pan of foil to catch drippings and place under turkey.
Brush turkey with barbecue sauce every 15 to 20 minutes while it rotates.
Add charcoal as needed to keep temperature high.
When thermometer registers 185°F., or the thickest part of the drumstick feels tender (about 20 minutes per pound), remove turkey.
Allow to cool for 20 minutes before carving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 249 Calories from Fat 119

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20.4%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 95 mg31.7%

Sodium 245.8 mg10.2%

Total Carbohydrates 5 g1.6%

Dietary Fiber 0.44 g1.8%

Sugars 3.7 g

Protein 26 g52.1%

Vitamin A 6.2% Vitamin C 3.6%

Calcium 2.8% Iron 10.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spicy Turkey Barbecue Recipe