Barbecued Turkey Sandwiches Recipe
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Barbecued Turkey Sandwiches Recipe

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I have an excellent source for turkey recipes, since many of our neighbors are poultry farmers! These satisfying sandwiches, with their mildly tangy sauce, are a great way to use up leftover turkey from the holidays.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened and divided
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 4 cups shredded cooked turkey
  • 8 hamburger buns, split and toasted


  1. In a saucepan, saute the celery, onion and green pepper in 1/3 cup butter until tender. Add the next seven ingredients.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add turkey; heat through. Spread the cut side of each hamburger bun with 1 teaspoon remaining butter. Serve turkey mixture on buns. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Barbecued Turkey Sandwiches in Country Woman November/December 2000, p29

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micherrera 81753
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2014

"Incredible! These tasted so good. Although the sauce is sufficient for 4 cups of shredded turkey, I think next time I will double the sauce because it was awesome!"

crysmitchell 28424
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"These were delicious!"

joedebfry 72985
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"I trusted the reviews of others, and quadrupled this recipe for a group, the first time I made it. I was not disappointed! For a single recipe, I used only 1-1/2 teaspoons of oil/butter to saute vegetables in a non-stick skillet. I didn't butter the buns. I also reduced the amount of brown sugar to 1-1/2 tablespoons. Next time I'll make slightly more sauce for the amount of turkey--I like the sandwiches a little more moist."

parksville 81752
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

"This is a delicious recipe and easy. Didn't have turkey so used shredded chicken and cut down on the butter to saute veggies. Used on open faced whole wheat buns w/ a spread of mayo. Yum, yum. Will definitely make again."

kkiyawas 80780
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2010

"Great recipe and not too spicy. I used vegetable oil instead of butter to saute vegetables and didn't bother buttering the buns since I didn't really see the need."

rharkless 203858
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2010

"Very good recipe, but I made one big change from the recipe as it appears here: I only used 3 Tbsp of butter instead of 2/3 cup. I can't imagine putting that much butter in it!"

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