Pulled Turkey Barbecue Sandwiches

Pulled Turkey Barbecue Sandwiches

Turkey meat is one of the healthiest meats around! Try this pulled turkey barbecue sandwich recipe with your leftover turkey to make a satisfying meal the whole family will love!

What you’ll need for the slaw:

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 3 cups thinly sliced green cabbage

What you’ll need for the barbecue sauce:

  • 2 slices applewood-smoked bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 1/3 cups shredded cooked turkey (light and dark meat)
  • 4 soft rolls (such as onion, egg, sesame, or whole wheat)

To prepare the slaw, combine mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, and celery seeds in a bowl and mix well with a whisk or fork. Season with salt and pepper. Toss in the cabbage. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge to chill. You can prepare this a day ahead. 

For the barbecue sauce, cook bacon in a nonstick pan over medium heat until crisp and brown. Add tomato puree, apple cider vinegar, water, brown sugar, chili powder, and ground cumin. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the shredded cooked turkey to the sauce, increase heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Fill toasted buns or rolls with the turkey in barbecue sauce and slaw. 

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