Stuffed Turkey Legs

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  • Published Jul 27th
  • Ready In1h
  • Servings4
  • Calories581
My dad's favorite, this is in his loving memory. This recipe is a delicious Puerto Rican style turkey. Originally submitted to

Stuffed Turkey Legs Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Stuffed Turkey Legs for 4 servings:

  • 4 turkey legs
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 1 large white onion
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce

Stuffed Turkey Legs Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook45m
  • Ready In1h

To cook Stuffed Turkey Legs, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Stuffed Turkey Legs is about 45 minutes , and you can serve your Stuffed Turkey Legs within 1 hour . The following are the steps to cook Stuffed Turkey Legs easily:

  1. 1 Make numerous vertical slits in the turkey legs.
  2. 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. 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. 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.
  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 581 calories; 24.3 grams of fat; 8.2 grams of carbohydrates; 78.4 grams of protein; 191 milligrams of cholesterol; 4307 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Oct 9th 2008

    My husband went and bought 4 packages of turkey legs after eating this meal. I didn't cut slits and stuff the legs. Just chopped everything up and threw it in the pot with corriander seeds. ...

  2. Mar 19th 2008

    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 th ...

  3. Jan 14th 2008

    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 a ...

  4. Dec 24th 2007

    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 t ...

  5. Sep 15th 2006

    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. ...

  6. Jun 5th 2006

    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 on ...

  7. Feb 2nd 2006

    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

  8. Jan 26th 2004

    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 ...

  9. Mar 12th 2001

    The flavor was really good. The recipe, however, did not say where to marinate. (My refrigerator solidified the olive oil.) It should also have said approximately how many slits to mak ...