Why You Should Be Making Beer Can Turkey for Thanksgiving

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Sunny Anderson's Beer Can Turkey Aired November 19, 2014

If you're in search for the next great recipe for Thanksgiving, we've got three words for you: Beer Can Turkey.

This incredible recipe -- which was pulled together by our good pal Sunny Anderson -- is worth testing out this holiday season for two main reasons.

One, it's super-easy to make.  Once you've loosened the skin of the turkey and rubbed your butter mixture underneath, simply place the turkey cavity (legs side down) on top of your beer can. Make sure the beer can has been emptied about halfway first to leave room for your herbs and zest. Then, you're pretty much ready to grill.

Second, at a time when everyone seems to be making the same ol' turkey, this recipe allows you the chance to think a little outside the box and truly impress your guests.

"Our oven is stacked full of sides and desserts," Sunny says. "You can take [this recipe] outdoors. Plus, it cooks faster, because [of the] air circulation."

Rachael also recommends this recipe because it allows the turkey's glaze to cook evenly.

To get the full recipe for Beer Can Turkey, head to RachaelRayShow.com.

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