If you are someone that does not want to de-thaw and deal with a whole turkey, then try this Smoked Peppercorn Turkey Breast! Easy, simple and smoky delicious.
Smoked Peppercorn Turkey Breast
Author: Derek Wolf
3Whole Turkey Breastskinned & de-thawed
2tbspof Mesquite Peppercorn Lager Seasoningor 1 tbsp of Sea Salt & 1 tbsp of Black Pepper
1.5tbspof Canola Oil
12ozof Lager Beer
Cranberry Chili BBQ Sauce:
2tbspof Cranberry Jelly
1tbspof Garlic Chili Paste
1.5tspof Rice Wine Vinegar
Lather the turkey breast is canola oil then season up using the Mesquite Peppercorn Lager Seasoning or the simple salt & pepper. Place the turkey in the fridge for at least 2 hours to set but ideally overnight.
Preheat your smoker to 275F cooking indirectly. Add some wood chips or chunks for additional smoke flavor.
Add the turkey to the smoker and cook for 1-1.5 hours spritzing with beer every 20 minutes. Once the turkey hits 115F, pull it off. Grab a 2 ft piece of aluminum foil and place 2 tbsp of butter on it. Add the turkey on top of the butter with 2 more tbsp of butter on top. Completely wrap the turkey and place it back on the smoker. Repeat this for all the turkey breasts. Continue cooking the turkey for another 1 hour until it reaches 165F. When done, pull it off and let rest for 10 minutes.
Add a cast iron sauce skillet to the smoker or over fire to preheat for 1 minute. Add all the ingredients for the Cranberry Chili BBQ Sauce. Let simmer for 5-7 minutes until warm and thickened.
Pull out the turkey and slice. Serve with the BBQ Sauce and enjoy!