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Turkey Burnt Ends

Recipe and video for smoked turkey burnt ends with sticky cranberry barbecue sauce
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 Jennie-O Oven Ready™ Boneless Turkey Breast

Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

  • 1 can jellied cranberry sauce
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • pinch cayenne optional


  • Thaw the turkey and remove from packaging. 
  • Smoke at 225F degrees over indirect heat for two hours. The internal temperature should be around 135F. 
  • Remove the turkey from the smoker, and let it rest while you make the sauce.
  • Add the cranberry barbecue sauce ingredients into a sauce pot and whisk until smooth. Cook over medium low heat, stirring often for 30 minutes. 
  • Slice the turkey into one-inch cubes. Place in a pan, and toss with the sauce. 
  • Heat the smoker to 400F degrees. Add the turkey directly to the grate in a single layer. 
  • Smoke for 15 minutes, or until the cubes reach at least 165F degrees and the sauce is set. 


Calories: 362kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 32gFat: 2gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 726mgPotassium: 440mgSugar: 52gVitamin A: 80IUVitamin C: 6.9mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1.2mg
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