Beer and Cajun Spiced Turkey Drumsticks

Beer and Cajun Spiced Turkey Drumsticks

  • 4 packages
  • 2 cans
    dark Ale
  • 3 cloves
    garlic, minced
  • ½ cup (125 mL)
    brown sugar
  • ½ cup (125 mL)
  • ½ cup (125 mL)
    BBQ sauce
  • 4 tsp (20 mL)
    cajun spice
  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
  • 1
    bay Leaf, crushed
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
    vegetable oil
  1. Cream together the garlic, brown sugar, honey, and BBQ sauce. Add spices and stir thoroughly. Slowly stir in the 2 cans of beer and mix well.
  2. Cut 3-4 slits on both sides of the Lilydale® Turkey Drumstick, cutting through the skin, and part way into the muscle.
  3. Place turkey drumsticks into a freezer bag or pan and pour ¾ of the marinade over the drumsticks. Allow to marinate for a minimum of 6 hours and ideally for 24 hours.
  4. Remove drumsticks from marinade, and place onto a foil lined baking tray. Drizzle vegetable oil onto drumsticks and rub in.
  5. Place baking tray into a 375°F pre-heated oven and bake covered for 45 minutes. Remove cover, baste with remaining marinade, and cook for another 45 minutes uncovered or until an internal temperature of 165°F has been reached. Broil on high for 5 minutes if a crispier texture is desired.

Recipe Overview


PREP TIME: 20 minutes

COOK TIME: 1 hour and 30 minutes (Marinating Time: 6 - 24 hours)

TOTAL TIME: 1 hour and 50 minutes (excluding marinating time)

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