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honey boo boo has nothing on me
how to cook a dinosaur sized bird in a trash can in only two hours!

Posted by Amanda M. from Northfield, Minnesota, United States • Published See Amanda M.'s 55 projects »
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  • How to cook a turkey. Trash Can Turkey - Step 1
    Step 1

    wash your turkey! I used a 18 lb fresh (never frozen) bird I got from the butcher by my house.

  • How to cook a turkey. Trash Can Turkey - Step 2
    Step 2

    season your bird. here is my husband rubbing butter under the skin. I think it is too gross to do but he does it so whatever. salt and pepper it and shove a handful of whatever herbs you have around.

  • How to cook a turkey. Trash Can Turkey - Step 3
    Step 3

    now it starts getting fun. find a nice clean spot outside and spread out some foil on the ground. drive a stake into the ground about 2 feet sticking out. cover the stake in foil too.

  • How to cook a turkey. Trash Can Turkey - Step 4
    Step 4

    put that turkey on the stake and...

  • How to cook a turkey. Trash Can Turkey - Step 5
    Step 5

    place the (new, clean) trash can over the turkey and surround it with charcoal. put some charcoal on top too. light all that charcoal and wait about 2 hours. no peeking!

    -- my husband insists on lighting the charcoal in a pile and shoveling it on while it is on fire. I disagree and think that is ridiculous. we have done both ways and they both work --

  • How to cook a turkey. Trash Can Turkey - Step 6
    Step 6

    after you have used that two hours to play cards and cook the rest of your fancy dinner, shovel off the coals and get ready to stab the turkey with a thermometer. 170 is the goal.

  • How to cook a turkey. Trash Can Turkey - Step 7
    Step 7

    don't forget to do a photo op with a garbage can lid. let rest 10 minutes then carve away. you did it!

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