Grilled Turkey Legs

Grilled Turkey Legs


"These spicy turkey legs are sweet and hot--just like the smoked turkey legs you get at the fair or theme park!"


1 h 15 m servings 496 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 496 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 53g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 49.4 g
  • 99%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 119 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium:
  • 759 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate.
  2. In a large pot, mix the lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage, sugar, hot sauce, red pepper, pepper, and onion. Place the turkey legs in the mixture, and bring to a boil. Cook 30 to 45 minutes, until the turkey has reached an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).
  3. Remove onion slices from the mixture, and arrange on the prepared grill. Place turkey legs over the onions. Drizzle with honey, and season with steak seasoning. Cook, tuning once, 20 minutes, or until a crisp browned crust has formed on the turkey legs.
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  1. 46 Ratings


Okay folks, lets get serious here. We have all had and loved the turkey legs from fairs, baseball parks, and amusement parks. Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando turkey legs are my favorite,...

I made 24 legs yesterday to sell for a church festival, everyone LOVED them! As always, I changed up the recipe a bit: Marinate the legs liberally with steak seasoning overnite, rinse before b...

Really liked this recipe a lot! Unlike a previous reviewer, I really don't like the "carnival" drumsticks, so I was not looking for that flavor. I had purchased turkey drumsticks on a whim, lo...

I seriously make these on a weekly basis. Turkey legs are so cheap. My husband takes the onions that are cooked in with the legs over mash potatoes. Its good but those onions are super spicy. Th...

This was fabulous! My husband and I both loved it! No leftovers...Thanks!

These were yummy...for ADULTS! Kids won't touch it because of the red pepper flakes. Simply omit these for a more bland, but kid-friendly dish.

I really liked these but the smell of hot sprite was... interesting but quickly dissipated after turning it off so don't let it deter you from trying it out. I would recommend cutting into your ...

My family and friends loved this recipe. The only thing I will do different is a little less red pepper. It was a bit spicy for me , but everyone else at our New Years party loved them. Easy fou...

Only the outer grilled meat tasted good. Maybe if it were boiled for less time and grilled more. Also, maybe if it were marinated with some liquid smoke. I'll not be making it again though.