John McLemore

Smoked Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast

Serves: 6 people"
Cook Time: 3 - 4 hours
Skill:
Advanced
Method:
Smoked
Food:
Poultry

Ingredients

  • Main

Instructions

  1. 01

    Preheat smoker to 275°F.

  2. 02

    Separate the back of the turkey breast and remove the ribs.

  3. 03

    De-skin the turkey breast.

  4. 04

    Whisk marinade ingredients in bowl or shake together in apple cider vinegar bottle.

  5. Ingredients

    • 4 ounces Pure Honey
    • 8 ounces Apple Cider Vinegar
    • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  6. 05

    Using a marinade injection syringe, inject turkey breast with marinade (1 ounce/pound).

  7. 06

    Make a bacon weave.

  8. 07

    Place turkey breast upside down in the center of the bacon weave. Pull sides of the bacon weave around turkey breast and flip over onto rack.

  9. 08

    Place turkey on middle rack in smoker. Smoke for 2 hours.

  10. 09

    While turkey is smoking, blend glaze ingredients.

  11. Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons Freshly Cracked Pepper
    • 8 ounces Pure Honey
  12. 10

    After two hours, drizzle ½ of the glaze over bacon wrapped turkey breast. Smoke for an additional 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 165˚F (This total cooking time is for a 6-7 lb bone-in turkey breast. Based on the weight of your turkey breast and if it is bone-in, you will need to adjust the total cooking time, about 45 minutes per pound. Make sure your internal temperature reaches 165˚F).

  13. 11

    Remove turkey from smoker and slice. Drizzle the rest of the glaze over the top of turkey.

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