main course | on the grill | turkey

Barbecued Slow Cooker Turkey Roast with Fennel and Lemon

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 1.5 hours 4-6 servings

Products Included In Recipe


1 Granny's Slow Cooker Turkey Roast (unstuffed)
3 tbsp | 45 ml olive oil
3 cups | 750 ml Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 1/2 cups | 375 ml fennel, sliced
2 tbsp | 30 ml garlic, whole or half cloves
1 lemon, cut into 1/4" slices
1/2 tsp | 2.5 ml sea salt
1/2 tsp | 2.5 ml black pepper
1/2 cup | 125 ml cider vinegar
1 lb | 450 g fresh tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup | 125 ml white wine
1/2 cup | 125 ml homemade turkey or chicken stock or water
1/4 cup | 65 ml fresh lemon juice


Remove the Slow Cooker Roast from box and place in a dish to thaw overnight in the refrigerator, reserve spice rub.
Preheat the barbecue to medium-high heat (375°F or 190°C).
Pour olive oil in a cast iron pan or foil roasting pan. Add tomatoes, fennel, garlic, lemon slices, salt and pepper.
Place the roast in the pan directly on top of mixture, skin side up.
Pour wine, stock and lemon juice over roast.
Sprinkle spice rub packet on top.
Cook over indirect or low heat for approximately 1.5 hours, adding moist wood chips in a smoking pan or directly on coals every hour for a smoky flavor, if desired.
Cook until it reaches an internal temperature of 170°F (77°C), Remove turkey roast from pan, remove netting, cover loosely with foil and let rest for 15-20 minutes.
Slice roast and serve with lemon fennel pan sauce.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Jason Wortzman.

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