Festival Turkey Legs

The Turkey Leg is definitely the most popular food item at the Renaissance Faire.


  • 4 turkey legs
  • (2-liter) bottle lemon-lime carbonated soda, such as Sprite
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large sweet onion, thickly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning



  1. Gather the ingredients. Pat the turkey legs dry.
  2. In a large pot, combine the soda, sugar, hot sauce, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Bring to a low boil and add the turkey legs.
  3. Boil over medium heat for about 30 minutes or until the turkey legs register an internal temperature of 165 F/74 C. Preheat the grill to medium heat. Place the onion slices on the heated grill and put the turkey legs on top of the onion slices.
  4. Brush with the turkey legs honey and sprinkle them with the steak seasoning. Grill over a medium heat for about 15 minutes watching carefully to avoid burning. Turn the turkey legs as needed. The skin should be crispy brown and the legs should reach an internal temperature of between 165 to 175 F when done.
  5. Once cooked, remove the turkey legs from the grill. Serve with your choice of sides and enjoy!

Recipe by thespruceeats.com.


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