Thanksgiving Dinner Barbecue Turkey Roast Recipe

It's that time of year again where we gather with our loved ones and think about what you're thankful for. Here at Barbecues Galore, we're thankful for you. It's great Canadians like you that make us Canada's favourite barbecue store. In turn, this is just one way we're going to show our thanks; here's an original delicious Thanksgiving Dinner Barbecue Turkey Roast recipe.

Main Ingredients (for 3-5 Servings):

Bordelaise Inspired Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Knorr Demi-Glace Classic Roast Gravy Mix
  • 2 Shallots (finely chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Red Wine (Bordeaux preference)
  • 1 Sprig Fresh Thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. Chopped Parsley
  • Salt and pepper


Easy Smoked Stuffing Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Cup Celery finely chopped
  • ½ Cup White Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Cup cooked ham diced
  • 1 Tbsp. Prairie Smoke and Spice Steak Shake
  • 1 Tbsp. House of Q House Rub
  • 3 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 3 Cups Chicken Stock (Sodium-reduced)
  • 2 Pkg. Stuffing Mix 6oz each (used packaged)


Bordelaise Inspired Sauce Directions:

STEP 1: Pre-make Demi-Glace as per package instructions and set aside.

 Bordelaises Sauce - Knorr Demi-Glace Sauce

STEP 2: Soften the chopped shallots in a small sauce pan with the butter. Add the sugar and cook for 1 minute. It will most likely stick to the pan, so be careful not to burn it.

Bordelaises Sauce - Minced ShallotsBordelaise Sauce

STEP 3: Now deglaze the pan with the wine and add thyme.

Bonus Tip: Deglazing a pan means adding liquid to it, and heating it up, so that the caramelized bits stuck to the pan get released. 

 Bordelaises Sauce - Deglazing caramelized sugars with dry red wineBordelaises Sauce - Deglazing caramelized sugars with dry red wine and added thyme

STEP 4: Bring the liquid mix to a boil and let it simmer and reduce by half. This should take about 10 minutes. Remember to stir the fragrant mix, so that it doesn't burn.


STEP 5: Now that it's reduced, add the pre-made Knorr demi-glace you made in STEP 1. Bring the pot to a boil again and simmer until the sauce thickens to a syrup. This will also take about 10 minutes. 

Bordelaises Sauce mixed with Knorr Demi-Glace Gravy MixBordelaises Sauce mixed with Knorr Demi-Glace Gravy Mix


STEP 6: Once that's done, remove the thyme with a strainer or whatever you've got on hand. Season the sauce with salt and pepper and set it aside.

 Bordelaises Sauce with Knorr Demi-Glace Gravy Mix and Dry Red Wine



Easy Smoked Stuffing Directions:

Easy Smoked Stuffing Step 1

STEP 1: Pre-heat your trusted smoker to 250°F. 


STEP 2: In a large cast iron skillet on the stove, melt butter over medium-high heat. 


STEP 3: Add celery, onion, ham, Prairie Smoke and Spice Steak Shake and cook until tender. Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer.



STEP 4: Take your pan off the heat and stir in stuffing mix. Mix everything up until it's properly combined.

 Easy Smoked Stuffing with Shallots, Celery, Stuffing mix


STEP 5: Now add in the broth and keep stirring until it's combined to your liking.


STEP 6: Sprinkle 1 tbsp. of House of Q House Rub on top (don’t mix it in) 


STEP 7: Place on lower rack of your smoker and smoke it for 1 hour or until cooked through.


    STEP 8: Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve.


    Main Directions:

    STEP 1: Preheat your barbecue to 375°F.

    STEP 2: Slather the turkey roast with House of Q Slow Smoke Gold, use a much as you need.

    STEP 3: Add your first layer of Heath Riles Garlic Butter seasoning, making sure its covered. Remember, more coverage means more flavour.

    STEP 4:  Add your second layer of seasoning Heath Riles Cajun Garlic Butter Rub.

    STEP 5:  Add your third layer of seasoning Cattleman’s Ranchero Seasoning.



    STEP 6: Securely place the turkey roast onto the spit.


    STEP 7: Add ¾ cup chicken stock, 2 tbsps. of Cattleman’s Ranchero Seasoning and ¾ cup water into a pan and place it under the turkey roast

    Cattleman’s Ranchero Seasoning

    STEP 8: Let it turn and cook on the barbecue. Baste it with the stock and juices periodically to prevent it from becoming dry


    STEP 9: Cook until the internal temperature is 165°F (roughly 2 hours and 15 mins).


    STEP 10: Pull the turkey roast off your barbecue and let it rest for 10 mins before cutting and serving. Enjoy!


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      Recipe written by barbecue enthusiast and professional competitor Andrew Plaza. Follow him on Instagram for more barbecue goodness by clicking here.


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