Beer can turkey

Beer Can Turkey

Add heat and flavor to your bird this Thanksgiving. Free up your oven for cooking sides and desserts while the turkey is barbecuing. The beer keeps the turkey plump and juicy while the smoked paprika, cumin and spices give it delicious flavor. 

• Prep Time: 20 minutes

• Cook Time: 2 hours

• Serves: 20 people


Recipe makes 20 Servings

1 each 10 lb turkey, thawed   

1 Tbsp smoked Spanish paprika   

1 Tbsp granulated garlic   

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Babies, babies, and more babies! This June saw a massive baby boom throughout the Houston Zoo, with the biggest baby yet to come when later this summer, the zoo will welcome a 250-300-pound Asian elephant calf.

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Remember that scene in “Office Space” where Peter, Samir and Michael take out their frustrations on a fax machine with a baseball bat? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could actually do that in real life without getting fired for it? Well, now you can.


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