Grilled Turkey

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  • Published Sep 10th
  • Ready In4h
  • Servings24
  • Calories369
Great grilled turkey! My grill is an old one that has a hinged top. I open all of the vents and prop the lid open about 2 to 3 inches with a stick...man does it get hot! Do not spill the juices and wine on the coals, as they are extremely flammable.

Grilled Turkey Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Grilled Turkey for 24 servings:

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle red wine
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 pounds whole turkey

Grilled Turkey Cooking Instructions

  • Prep30m
  • Cook3h
  • Ready In4h

To cook Grilled Turkey, you need about 30 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Grilled Turkey is about 3 hours , and you can serve your Grilled Turkey within 4 hours . The following are the steps to cook Grilled Turkey easily:

  1. 1 In a pot style grill, fill the bottom with a 5 pound bag of charcoals. Light the charcoal, and when ready, spread to cover the bottom of grill.
  2. 2 Wash the turkey down and stuff with onion. Rub the exterior down with salt and pepper.
  3. 3 Place the turkey in a deep aluminum roasting pan. Place the pan on the grill's grate. Pour wine over the turkey. Cover the top of the turkey with foil.
  4. 4 Cover the grill with the lid and open the vents. Grill the turkey for 60 to 90 minutes, or until meat is to your liking. Baste frequently. You might need to add water to the pan if the wine evaporates.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 369 calories; 15.9 grams of fat; 1.4 gram of carbohydrates; 46 grams of protein; 134 milligrams of cholesterol; 113 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Nov 16th 2013

    It is imperative that the internal temperature of your turkey is 165° F – use a thermometer. If you don’t have a thermometer, the “juices” should run clear and the leg should “wi ...

  2. Nov 14th 2013

    Have been grilling our turkey for years.... it frees the oven up for the vegetables and pies. Even when we have had snow at Thanksgiving,the grill is on the deck, right outside the kitchen, ...

  3. Nov 13th 2013

    I have been cooking turkeys on a Weber Grill for over 40 years and I have never cooked one over direct heat. Maybe I don't understand the method described here. I use indirect heat by plac ...

  4. Oct 23rd 2013

    Love it! This is the kind of recipe you want when your cooking for a large group. You can bake one Turkey while the other is out on the grill. Yum-O!

  5. Nov 24th 2012

    This is the best way to cook turkey!! I used a bottle of sparkling white wine and the gravy was amazing. Love love love this recipe!!

  6. Nov 5th 2009

    After trying this the first time, I've never gone back to an oven again. faster, jucier and incredible crispy skin. My favorite way is yo put it straight in the grill with an aluminum pan un ...

  7. Jan 21st 2009

    Great recipe! I brined the turkey overnight, otherwise I followed the recipe. Some family members were skeptical about a grilled turkey, but the first bite wiped their skepticism away. I wil ...

  8. Oct 7th 2007

    This was a HIT with family & my husbands airmen during the holidays of 2006!!! I've made it many times since then for our family sunday gatherings

  9. Dec 8th 2001

    Fantastic, juicy turkey, quite tender. Delicious!!