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Blueberry Balsamic BBQ Turkey Legs

blueberry balsamic bbq turkey legs
Serves 4




Backyard Boss


Gina Matsoukas, Running to the Kitchen


  • 4 turkey legs (about 1 to 1 1/4 lbs each)
  • 2 c blueberries
  • 2/3 c balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 c maple syrup
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1/4 c minced shallots
  • 1 1/2 tbsp molasses
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Prep the Glaze:

Place the blueberries, balsamic vinegar and maple syrup in a small sauce pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer until the blueberries have broken down. Stir occasionally while cooking, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Add the garlic, shallots and red pepper flakes, stir and continue cooking for 5 to 7 more minutes.

Use an immersion blender (alternatively, you can pour into a regular blender) to blend the ingredients in the pot until desired consistency.

Return pot to heat, add molasses and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir and let simmer over low heat for another 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside, BBQ sauce will thicken as it cools.

Turkey Prep:

Preheat grill. Pat turkey legs dry. Season with salt and pepper.

Time to Grill:

Place turkey legs on the grill once hot. Coat with BBQ sauce as the legs cook, making sure to flip and coat a few times during the process. Cook until internal temperature of the legs is 165°F.

For Serving:

Serve with additional BBQ sauce.