Texas Smoked Turkey Rub

Texas Smoked Turkey Rub
Texas Smoked Turkey Rub
Texas Smoked Turkey Rub Texas Smoked Turkey Rub
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Net Weight:
3.5 oz
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For generations your family has probably been stuffing your turkeys into the oven and roasting them for hours. Breaking away from tradition can be hard but also a great change of pace. Smoked turkey is more flavorful and when prepared properly is even more tender than oven roasting.

The first thing you need in order to have a great smoked turkey is a good turkey. So whether you go and hunt you own or go buy one, you want to be sure to get a fresh turkey. We've found a 12-16 pound turkey will be the best size for smoking. A big 20 lb turkey is going to take 10-14 hours to smoke and with larger turkeys you have a much greater chance of food contamination (salmonella). A 12 lb bird is only going to take about 6 and 8 hours to smoke.

Of course you're also going to need a smoker, a good meat thermometer, a great hardwood like cherry or apple and lots of patience. Other BBQers prefer to use hickory chips or mesquite chips and still others just like the old standby of charcoal If you haven't chosen a wood before then you might want to see how to choose smoking wood chips, pieces, sticks and chunks.

Smoking your turkey results in a different color and texture than the more familiar oven roasted turkey. Smoked meat tends to appear pink and has a smoother texture. This is perfectly normal. The smoking process sets off a chemical change in the turkey resulting in this color change. As long as your turkey hits the internal temperature of 165 degrees it's safe to eat no matter the color.

Now when it comes to flavoring your bird you have a couple of options - using a brine or using a rub.

If you go the brine route you'll need to your bird for a good 24 hours before you cook. For a smoked turkey we like to make our brine with one part water and one part apple juice and use this Texas Smoked Turkey Rub as the flavor seasoning (use 3 tablespoons of Texas Smoked Turkey Rub per gallon of water).

The other option is to use this as a regular rub. If you go the rub route then we suggest you rub the bird down the night before you're going to smoke it.

When smoking we like to keep the bird moist and maximize flavor by making a mop using .5 cup of butter, 1 tbsp of apple juice and 1 tbsp of Smoked Turkey Rub.

Our Texas Smoked Turkey Rub is hand blended from brown sugar, paprika, smoked Mesquite salt, garlic, onion, black pepper, cayenne and cloves.

Now if you are looking for other turkey seasoning ideas then you'll want to see our Caribbean inspired Tropical Turkey Rub and our Cajun Turkey Rub. And don't forget the stuffing our Poultry Seasoning is perfect whether you cook your stuffing inside or outside of the bird!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate2.9g1%

Dietary Fiber0.5g2%

Total Sugars1.8g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.9 out of 5
12 total ratings.

William Y. (Verified buyer) 12/15/2021
Great flavor, my love the Great flavor, my love the way the Turkey wing come out

jim b. (Verified buyer) 12/11/2020
Really good Really good

Oscar H. (Verified buyer) 08/05/2020
Great on chicken Smoked bone in chicken thighs rubbed with Texas Smoked Turkey Rub. Excellent not overpowering, just a perfect blend for poultry.

John N. (Verified buyer) 07/29/2020
Something different and mmmm good. Try this on brisket, you'll love it.

Wanda C. (Verified buyer) 07/16/2020
Texas Smoked Turkey Rub Just smoked my 1st Turkey... everyone loved it and asked, "what did you use to get that flavor"? I just replied it's a top secret rub!!! Love all the spices I have purchased. Especially the Chicken spices.

Jean H. (Verified buyer) 06/18/2020
Great on turkey Great on turkey

daniel b. (Verified buyer) 12/18/2019
very good very good

Marcus L. (Verified buyer) 05/31/2018
It’s a done deal with It’s a done deal with this turkey rub!! Fantastic!

Carol D. (Verified buyer) 03/19/2018
Best spice ever This spice goes on everything from chicken to turkey. Turns turkey smoked breasts into a gourmet meat. I just Love it. Great quality!!

Kent R. (Verified buyer) 03/09/2018
Texas Turkey Rub Supremo! Just the right amount of heat, salt and spice. Leaves a slight smoky-nuttiness taste that is very unique and wonderful!
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