How to Cook a Smoked Turkey Neck

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Things You'll Need

  • 2 lbs. raw turkey necks

  • Large bowl

  • 8-inch-by-8-inch metal baking pan

  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil

  • 1 4-oz. bottle (1/2 cup) liquid smoke

  • 1 cup barbecue sauce

  • Meat thermometer

If you have ever tried smoked turkey necks, you know how delicious they can be. This recipe, cooked in your home oven, gives you the same flavor of turkey necks smoked over wood for hours. For best results, let the turkey necks marinate overnight.

Step 1

Combine the barbecue sauce and liquid smoke in a bowl.


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Step 2

Place the turkey necks in the bottom of the bowl.

Step 3

Pour the combined barbecue sauce and liquid smoke over the turkey necks.

Step 4

Marinate the turkey necks in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 8 hours.

Step 5

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Step 6

Remove the turkey necks from the bowl and wrap them in foil.

Step 7

Place the wrapped turkey necks in the baking pan and bake for 1 hour.


Step 8

Test that the meat is at least 180 degrees F by inserting the meat thermometer into the largest part of the turkey necks.

Step 9

Let the turkey necks rest for 10 minutes after removing them from the oven.


Liquid smoke is found in most supermarkets, next to the barbecue sauce and other condiments.


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