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Sauced and smoked bacon wrapped turkey bites on a round plate.
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Smoked Bacon Wrapped Turkey Bites

These Smoked Bacon Wrapped Turkey Bites are perfectly sized bites of flavor that are just as good served as an appetizer as they are an entrée. You can’t beat bacon wrapped food, and these turkey bites are no exception.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Resting Time10 minutes
Total Time2 hours 40 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: Bacon Wrapped Turkey Bites
Servings: 10 people
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 5 pounds boneless, skinless turkey breast
  • 2 pound bacon cut in half width-wise
  • 4 Tablespoons Smoked Turkey Rub or your favorite BBQ seasoning
  • 3 cups Cranberry BBQ Sauce or your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 8 Tablespoons butter cut into cubes
  • ½ cup brown sugar


  • Preheat the smoker. Preheat your smoker to 250 degrees F with your favorite hardwood. I like maple, pecan, apple, or cherry for this recipe.
  • Make the turkey bites. Cut your turkey breast into 1.5 inch cubes. Season on all sides with the turkey seasoning. Wrap each piece of cubed turkey in a half slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  • Smoke the bacon wrapped turkey bites. Arrange the turkey bites directly on the grill grates, making sure the bites aren't touching or too close together. Close the lid and smoke until the internal temperature is 130 degrees F.
  • Make a BBQ braise. Transfer the partially-cooked bites to two half hotel pan sized aluminum pans. Increase the heat on your smoker (or turn your oven on to 400 degrees F). Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the top of the bites. Drop the butter cubes in and 4 Tablespoons in each pan. Finally, drizzle the BBQ sauce over the turkey bites.
  • Finish cooking the turkey bites. Return the pans to the hot grill or oven, close the lid and grill for 15-20 minutes, tossing gently every 5 minutes, until the internal temperature of the bites reads 165 degrees F.
  • Rest and serve. Remove from the grill and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.



Calories: 798kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 79g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 273mg | Sodium: 805mg | Potassium: 194mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 313IU | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 4mg