Thanksgiving 2013

Thanksgiving Recipes From Rappers: 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Coolio & More

Hickory BBQ sauce and four-fingered rings are involved. And don't worry: Rozay has dessert covered
 / November 21, 2013

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With Thanksgiving coming up fast, we're turning to the only people we trust with the safety of our stomachs to cook the perfect Turkey Day meal. No, we're not talking professional chefs: We mean MCs. By and large, rappers can out-cook rock singers, DJs, pop stars and folk troubadours any day of the week.  So from Coolio's tequila-infused turkey to 2 Chainz's garlic mashed potatoes, here are a few recipes for Thanksgiving staples from rappers. 

Coolio's Turkey Recipe

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[Recipe taken from his Oxygen TV show]

Coolio's Cook's Note: Cook this one outdoors only!


-One 12-lb. turkey
-5 cloves diced garlic
-1/4 cup tequila
-1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
-1/4 cup hickory BBQ sauce (your favorite brand)
-1/4 cup lemon juice
-1/4 cup lime juice
-1/8 cup soy sauce
-1/4 cup Italian dressing
-1 dollop honey
-1 heaping teaspoon onion powder
-Fresh ground black pepper
-1 deep fryer with peanut oil large enough to accommodate your bird
-1 meat marinade injector


1) Bring oil in fryer to 325-350 degrees.

2) In a large measuring cup with a spout, thoroughly combine 1/2 the garlic, tequila, balsamic vinegar, BBQ sauce, lemon and lime juice, soy sauce, Italian dressing, and honey and onion powder with large pinches of black pepper and salt.

3) Place marinade in your marinade injector. Now start injecting your bird with the mixture: the more you inject, the more flavor your bird will have.

4) Rub your bird with the remaining garlic.

5) Slowly lower your turkey into the oil bath and let fry for about 3 minutes per pound (35-40 minutes for a 12-lb bird).

6) Slowly pull turkey out of oil.

7) Test doneness with a meat thermometer. It should read about 170 degrees for white meat, 180 degrees for dark.

8) Lay turkey out on a bed of lettuce, bell peppers and herbs and serve!

2 Chainz's Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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[Recipe taken from his B.O.A.T.S. II #MeTime liner notes]


-2 to 3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes (half peeled, half unpeeled)
-1/4 stick unsalted butter
-1/3 pint heavy cream-3 tablespoons minced garlic-3 tablespoons sour cream
-Handful of chopped parsley
-Kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder


1) If wearing a four-finger ring, carefully place it on a side table before starting to cook

2) Cut potatoes into quarters, add butter with the mixture

3) Place potatoes in a pot of salted, cold water and bring to a boil

4) Let potatoes boil vigorously until they are fork-tender

5) While potatoes are boiling, pour heavy cream, minced garlic, salt and pepper into small gold sauce pot, add butter with the mixture, and bring mixture to a boil

6) Strain potatoes through golden colander, and place in a separate golden bowl

7) Once this is done, play "Feds Watching" and celebrate the good times you had this year

8) Once done with that, add sour cream and half of the chopped parsley to the potatoes

9) Slowly add the heated cream mixture to the potatoes while whisking, creating a creamy, smooth consistency

10) Adjust flavor with salt, pepper and/or garlic powder

11) Serve in golden bowl and garnish with remaining parsley

Ludacris' Hot Toddy

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[Recipe as told to Cognac Expert]


-1 1/2 oz. Conjure Cognac
-1/2 oz. Maple Syrup
-1/2 oz. Lemon Juice


1) Pour contents into a glass coffee mug and fill with hot water.  

2) Stir and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

2 Chainz's Sautéed Asparagus

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[Recipe taken from his B.O.A.T.S. II #MeTime liner notes]


-12 to 14 pieces Asparagus
-1 Tablespoon butter
-Olive oil
-Kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder


1) Drape Yourself in an Adidas sweatsuit, chainz n thangs.

2) Drizzle olive oil in a pan and add butter, making sure not to spill any on your Adidas sweatsuit.

3) Cue up "Mainstream Ratchet" and start it from the top.

4) Place asparagus into pan.

5) Cook 5 to 6 minutes, until asparagus is crispy or song is over. Is the song is over, start it from the top.

6) Season asparagus with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

7) Serve warm, lean back and vibe out.

Rick Ross' Special, Affordable Dessert

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[Recipe as told to Bon Appetit magazine]


-Honey bun
-Cheese slice


1) Get you a honey bun 

2) Put a slice of cheese on it. 

3) Put it in the microwave for 45 seconds and you have the gift of a lifetime.

Sweet Potato Pie

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At press time, rapper recipes for turkey dressing or yams could not be found. Instead, enjoy listening to Domino's immortal 1993 hit "Sweet Potato Pie" below.  

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