Tender Turkey Legs
• turkey legs, rinsed, skin on
• 2 Tbsp. grapeseed oil
• 1 Tbsp. butter
• salt, pepper, sage, garlic powder, thyme, to create a rub
(approx. 1/2 tsp. of each)
• your favourite bbq sauce
• juice of 1 lime
Preheat oven to 275F (low).
Rub turkey legs with the rub mixture. Place a large roasting pan on the stove, heat to medium/low and add the butter and oil. Brown turkey legs turning until desired browning (approximately 5 minutes).
Turn stove off and cover legs with bbq sauce (1/2 bottle covers about 6 legs) and squeeze the juice of the lime overtop. Cover tightly with lid and bake in the oven for 2 hours – No need to uncover or turn.
Before serving, remove the skin off (what's left of it!) and serve with smashed sweet potatoes, Quinoa Salad or alternate side dish. The remaining juices off the pan make a delicious gravy. Simply amazing!
*No more fighting over the dark meat! Turkey legs are large (one per person is perfect for a meal), healthy, inexpensive (2 legs for approx $6 at most supermarkets), easy to bake, and with this recipe they turn out fall-off-the-bone tender!