Turkey BLT Sandwich

45 Minutes       45 Minutes       4 People


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1 package Butterball Easy Fresh bone-in turkey thighs (725 g)8 slices Butterball Bacon Style TurkeyAvocado oil, or oil of choice8 slices white sandwich bread, or bread of choiceSalt and pepper, to season2 medium-sized tomatoes, seeds removed, thinly sliced4 palm-sized iceberg lettuce leaves, cut in half


⅓ cup soy sauce⅛ cup brown sugar⅓ cup water1 Tbsp. sesame oil4 garlic cloves, minced

Sesame wasabi mayonnaise:

⅓ cup Japanese mayonnaise, or regular mayonnaise1 tsp sesame oil1 Tbsp. honey¼ tsp wasabi paste


    Turkey marinade:

  1. Remove Butterball bone-in turkey thighs from packaging and pat skin dry with a paper towel. Place thighs in an airtight container or plastic resealable storage bag.

  2. In a bowl, add all the ingredients for the marinade (soy sauce, brown sugar, water, sesame oil, and minced garlic). Mix well.
  3. Pour marinade on turkey thighs and distribute evenly, until every part of the turkey is coated. Marinate for 3 hours or overnight.

  4. Preparing the sesame wasabi mayonnaise:

  5. Add all the mayonnaise ingredients (Japanese mayo, sesame oil, honey, wasabi pasta) to a small bowl and mix together until fully combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.

  6. Cook the bacon:

  7. Using a non-stick pan, add oil, place Butterball turkey bacon side by side. Cook on low-medium heat for 5-7 minutes flipping often until crispy.

  8. Grill the turkey:

  9. Take turkey out of the fridge about 30 minutes before grilling to get it up to room temperature. Preheat grill to 400°F.

  10. Season turkey skin with salt and pepper before placing on grill. Reduce heat to low, place turkey thighs skin side down on the grill and close the lid. Turn turkey after 10 minutes and continue to cook with lid down until the internal temperature of the meat hits 165°F (about 30 minutes in total). Let it rest for 10 minutes.
  11. Cut each turkey thighs in half lengthwise and carefully remove the bone. Save the bone for other uses.

  12. Assembling the sandwich:

  13. Toast bread slices to desired level of darkness.

  14. On one slice of bread add turkey thigh slices, turkey bacon, tomato slices, and lettuce. Add desired amount of mayonnaise and top with the remaining slice of bread.

  15. Recipe Notes

  16. Cooking times may vary on the grill.

  17. Recipe by Mary Tang