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Savory Grilled Turkey

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Grill: 2 hours + standing


12 servings

My family likes this recipe so much that we tried grilling in a sheltered spot during the winter. It worked! Now we can enjoy this juicy, grilled bird all year long. —Karen Buenting, Livermore, Iowa
Savory Grilled Turkey Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 turkey (12 pounds)
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon A.1. steak sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce


  1. Remove giblets from turkey (discard or save for another use). Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan. Skewer turkey openings; tie drumsticks together.
  2. Place turkey over drip pan; grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 1 hour.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Set aside 2/3 cup for serving.
  4. Grill turkey 1-2 hours longer or until a thermometer reads 180°, basting frequently with remaining sauce. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes before carving. Serve with reserved sauce.

Nutrition Facts

8 ounce-weight: 670 calories, 40g fat (17g saturated fat), 285mg cholesterol, 515mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 72g protein.

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