Trash Can Turkey

Recipe by Mike McCarthy
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READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
SERVES: 1
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • your favorite seasoning
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DIRECTIONS

  • Start 20 pounds of charcoal on fire.
  • Line ground with foil to extend 10" beyond the diameter of the trash can.
  • Place the turkey on the stake so it is hanging 2" off the ground (legs pointing down).
  • Rub seasonings into skin as desired.
  • Place trash can upside down over turkey.
  • Shovel burning charcoal around the outside of the can and also enough to make one layer on top of inverted can.
  • Keep adding charcoal so can stays hot.
  • Check turkey after 2 1/2 hours.
  • Additional cooking may be required depending on the size and wind.
  • HINT: To capture the juices, place a bundt pan under the turkey slide down the stake before putting the turkey on the stake.
  • Instead of the wooden stake you can also use a steel rod that has had a cross piece welded to the top.
  • It should look like a long legged T.
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