BBQ League Turkey Tacos
Award-winning Pitmasters Tim Scheer and Brad Leighniger guide you through making Cozumel-inspired smoked turkey tacos, featuring Shady Brook Farms Boneless Basted Turkey Breast, pickled onions, and a roasted habanero salsa. Visit The BBQ League here.
- 4 Servings
- 5 mins Prep Time
- 1 hr Total Time
- 1 package Boneless Basted Turkey Breast
- ¼ cup Blues Hog Sweet & Savory Seasoning
- 1 24 oz. jar bread & butter pickle slices
- 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 white onion
- 1 garlic bulb
- 5 small habanero peppers (or hot pepper of choice)
- 1 bunch of fresh cilantro
- 1 tbsp. Blues Hog Bold & Beefy Seasoning
- 1 cup white wine vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 4 small flour tortillas
- ½ cup shredded cheese
- 1 ½ tsp. Blues Hog Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce
- 2 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
- 1 avocado, sliced
Step 1Thinly slice red onion and let soak in bread and butter pickle juice to taste.
Step 2Trim the turkey breasts, removing the skin and pockets of fat. Season with a coat Blues Hog Sweet & Savory.
Step 3Heat one side of the grill with Blues Hog Charcoal Briquettes and add a few Blues Hog Cherry Wood Chunks for added flavor.
Step 4To reverse sear the turkey breast, start by placing the breasts on indirect heat with the thick side facing the heat for 30-45 minutes or an internal temp of 130º-135ºF. Rotate and flip for another 15 minutes or internal temp of 130º-135ºF. Place turkey breasts on direct heat, searing all sides until the turkey reaches an internal temperature around 160º-165ºF. Let rest and chop. Pro Tip: only cut what you need. The turkey will stay juicy and fresh longer.
Step 5Place whole white onion, garlic bulb, and peppers directly on the hot coals for a couple seconds on all sides for a light char. Blend together peeled garlic cloves, chopped peppers, white onion, fresh cilantro, Blues Hog Bold & Beefy Seasoning, white wine vinegar, and water to create a thin salsa.
Step 6Over indirect heat on the grill, lay out tortillas layered with a tablespoon of cheese shreds, chopped turkey, and a drizzle of Blues Hog Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce.
Step 7Remove from heat once cheese is fully melted. Top with a drizzle of salsa, fresh cilantro slice of avocado, and pickled red onions. Enjoy!
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