Smoked Turkey Drumsticks #SundaySupper

smoked turkey leg
When I see a picture of a turkey leg, I immediately think of Henry VIII. Talk about Man Food!
Look at these beauties! They even come with “handles”! 😉
smoked turkey drumsticks
I chose to roast these turkey legs but I could have just as easily cooked them on the stovetop. Cooking in liquid reduces some of the saltiness that comes along with the smoking process. Smoked cuts of meat like leg portions from turkey or pig shanks and “hocks” can be covered with water or broth and simmered until done. I cook mine until the meat starts to fall off the bone and the internal temperature is at least 145. This temperature is for roasting too.
You really don’t need to do anything to the meat itself. Serve smoked turkey drumsticks with a dipping sauce like BBQ or a spicy mustard. Yes a cold beer wouldn’t hurt either!
smoked turkey drumstick plate

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57 Responses to Smoked Turkey Drumsticks #SundaySupper

  1. Manu says:

    I love turkey and these smoked drumsticks look delicious!

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  8. Nichole C says:

    Oh what a great dish! I laughed at, “Look at these beauties! They even come with “handles”! ” :)
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  11. I have got to give this recipe a try. Truly a man food for many generations.
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  18. Drumsticks are the best! I love that you tackled these manly treats!
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  24. Liz says:

    Mmmm….I don’t know why I don’t cook turkey more often! I need to pick up some turkey legs…I suddenly have a mad craving :)
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  25. Shaina says:

    Something so simple, yet so good!
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  26. Sarah says:

    My dad introduced me to these! Have never had anything better turkey wise!
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  27. LOL! You are soooo right, Cindy. The smoked turkey leg is the ultimate man food…You can’t get much manlier than the (former) King of England!

  28. Tara says:

    They even come with handles, LOL!! They look great!!!

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  33. Smoked meat is just heavenly. Your turkey legs sound amazing. I want a smoker.
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  34. It has been so long since I’ve cooked a turkey leg. These do look beautiful!
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  35. Yummy. Love a good smoked turkey leg. You’ve inspired me to smoke one myself!

  36. I think of Henry the VIII too!! and the handles – that’s great!! Pinned!
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  38. Laura says:

    I love this, reminds me of going to festivals I always enjoyed a smoked turkey drumstick.
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  39. Love the handles! Great idea to serve with dipping sauce too!
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  40. Lmao, whenever I see a turkey leg, my mind automatically goes back to medieval times where they’d have crazy debaucherous banquets and all the men would be gnawing on giant animal legs. You crack me up, Cindy. This is the epitome of man food. It looks absolutely fantastic!
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  42. Love smoked Turkey Drumsticks! It’s totally man food and our family loves them!
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  43. Renee says:

    Oh yes, they do come with handles! And I cook turkey often but forget about just doing the legs only. I need to do that as a nice change away from my usual.
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  44. Mmmmm forget the guys, smoked turkey legs are one of my faves :)
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  46. Mark says:

    Great recipe – thanks for the tip about cooking in liquids and the saltiness.

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