Southern Pickled Turkey Gizzards

Pickled turkey gizzards may sound like a strange concept and look even stranger, but don't let either of those things fool you! This recipe is delicious, and we can't wait for you to try it.


  • 2.5 lbs KOL Foods pastured turkey gizzards
  • 1 pint white vinegar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons pickling spices (according to preference; may include bay leaf, coriander seed, cloves, celery seed, peppercorns, allspice, juniper berries, chili flakes, mustard seed etc.)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • ½ lemon, sliced

1. Bake gizzards at 275° for 3-4 hours or until cooked through and let cool.

2. Remove all fat from the gizzards and cut into bite-size pieces.

3. Combine vinegar, sugar, pickling spice, dry mustard and gizzards in a stainless steel pan.

4. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

5. Layer the gizzards, the sliced onion and the lemon in a jar.

6. Pour the brine over and let set in the refrigerator for about 5-7 days.