Bacon Wrapped Turkey Legs

"This isn’t a recipe that is particularly difficult or time consuming to make. If you’re looking for the cliff notes it’s as simple as season, wrap and roast. A couple of hours later, these guys will be waiting for you!" - This American Bite


  • 8 pastured Turkey Drumsticks
  • 1 lb. grass-fed Beef Bacon
  • Your favorite poultry rub (we use: equal parts of celery salt, garlic powder, fennel seed and paprika)

If your turkey drums are frozen, defrost them by leaving them in the refrigerator overnight.

Remove drums from the refrigerator so they can reach room temperature (approx. 30 minutes).

Remove the drums from the packaging and pat dry with a paper towel. This is important so the spice rub doesn't immediately dissolve. Sprinkle your poultry rub evenly on both sides.

One by one, wrap two or three pieces of kosher beef bacon around each drum. (If you have more than 1lb of bacon, I’d recommend six to eight pieces of bacon per drum). If the bacon is thick cut, chop it and sprinkle over drums in the pot.

Pre heat the oven to 300 degrees and roast the turkey drums, uncovered for 2 hours. Then turn the heat up to 350 degrees for 30 minutes to crisp the bacon.

Use a meat thermometer to make sure your turkey has an internal temperature of 165 degrees before serving.