Stuffed Turkey Legs

Stuffed Turkey Legs


"My dad's favorite, this is in his loving memory. This recipe is a delicious Puerto Rican style turkey. Originally submitted to"


1 h servings 581 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 581 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 24.3 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.2g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 78.4 g
  • 157%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 191 mg
  • 64%
  • Sodium:
  • 4307 mg
  • 172%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Make numerous vertical slits in the turkey legs.
  2. In a small bowl combine the olive oil with the salt, pepper, teriyaki, vinegar and oregano. Marinate turkey legs in the oil mixture.
  3. Cut onion, green pepper and bacon into small squares (approximately the same size as the slits you cut on the legs). Fill each slit with one piece of pepper, onion and bacon.
  4. After the legs are stuffed, brown them in the oil mixture on medium-high. Reduce temperature to low and cover. Cook for 45 minutes or until meat starts to separate from the bone. If the legs dry out when cooking, add a little water to the skillet and lower the temperature.


  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
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  1. 29 Ratings


The previous reviewer states that they followed the recipe "exactly" and the meat was dry and chewy. If you follow the recipe exactly, if the meat is getting dry while cooking you do what the r...

Boy, were these good! I pulled the skin back before I made the slits - then pulled it back over after they were stuffed. Awesome blend of flavors. Definitely worth the time. Beaufiful once b...

I tried this recipe, as directed, to the T. I enjoyed the smoky, tender result of the meat. However, the unnecessary amount of salt and oil the recipe calls for made me ill. Simply skip it. Ther...

We eat a lot of turkey and I wanted a new recipe. This was a nice change of flavor! If you check my other recipe reviews, I am always one for simplifying whenever possible and needless to say,...

These didn't knock my socks off, but they were very tasty for a weeknight dinner.. Like others have said: Cut the oil in half and the salt to 1 tsp or less. To make it easy, I just sauted and s...

this was a great recipe, my husband and I enjoyed it a lot. the bacon makes the turkey so juicy and tender. I will definitely use this again

I was looking for a different recipe for turkey legs (I've only smoked them in the past,) and I was pleasantly surprised to find this. The flavor was simply wonderful - it's much greater than t...

I was looking for something different and found the recipe. It was really easy to prepare and it turned out great. I used precooked bacon and it still gave it a great flavor. I will try this ...

I wanted to take a break from eating red meat and thought of using this turkey recipe for my husband. The first time we had it, my husband was not only surprised by the size of the turkey legs,...