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Family Camping: Marinated Turkey BBQ Recipe

Whether you’re taking your family camping or hosting a BBQ at your house, you’ll want to have this Marinated Turkey BBQ recipe on hand.

Our family loves this recipe!  Birthdays, family BBQs, graduations and camping — Chances are pretty high we have Marinated Turkey Tenders on the menu.

Family Camping - Marinated Turkey Tenders BBQ Recipe

The recipe calls for turkey tenders or turkey tenderloin, which is a boneless, skinless cut of breast meat under a turkey breast.  It’s a low-fat cut and super easy to prepare, but not always easy to find.  Ask your local butcher if it’s available, either fresh or frozen.    You can always substitute a skinless chicken breast, but you won’t regret the extra effort to find the turkey tender. If you have a friendly butcher, you may ask him/her to trim the center tendon from the tenderloin.

To take camping, marinate your turkey in a zip-top bag or large, snap-tight plastic container. The turkey grills up easily on grate over a fire or on a hot dog stick for 8-10 minutes per side. Check to see that it’s cooked thoroughly. We bring some bamboo skewers and transfer the cooked turkey to make turkey popsicles. The turkey tears apart easily so a knife is optional.

Marinated Turkey BBQ Recipe
2-3 pounds turkey tenders, quartered
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup oil
1 can Seven-Up (up to 2 cups)
1 tablespoon horseradish
1 tablespoon garlic powder or fresh garlic

Prepare turkey by cutting tender in half while removing center tendon. Cut into half again. Prepare marinade, adding in the Seven-Up last. Stir to combine ingredients. Allow turkey to marinate overnight or up to 24 hours. Heat grill to medium hot and cook turkey until 165 degrees or approximately 8-10 minutes per side.

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Many thanks to the Moroni Feed Company in Sanpete County, Utah. This cooperative of turkey growers created this recipe to help people enjoy turkey year round.  My version is adapted and may be known as the Manti Marinade.

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  1. Michelle H 06/09/2013 at 7:36 pm

    Amy-Love this marinade. I always think of you when I make it. Stephen’s sister also makes a very similar one but calls it the Sanpete County marinade!

    • Amy Allen Johnson 06/10/2013 at 6:36 am

      So glad! We could eat this every week, almost. And YES, it’s adapted from the Sanpete Cty recipe, aka Manti Marinade, thanks to the turkey growers in Utah.

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