Cranberry BBQ Turkey Sandwiches Recipe

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This slightly sweet sandwich is a great way to use up leftover turkey. Keep the meat warm in a slow cooker at your next potluck, and you're sure to impress guests. Susan Williams — Rockford, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 6 cups shredded cooked turkey breast
  • 12 sandwich buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 296 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 388mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first 10 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
  2. Stir in turkey; simmer 4-5 minutes longer or until heated through. Spoon 1/2 cup onto each bun. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry BBQ Turkey Sandwiches in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p39

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.

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susanjon User ID: 6701546 114481
Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"I created this recipe, it is really good just put on turkey like a gravy, it is also very good on pork ribs and chicken. Thank you for trying it, I am now Susan Matthews and living in North Carolina with my new hubby who loves my cooking!"

MVPhelan User ID: 1073981 164338
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

"I didn't like it when it was first done cooking. I made it in the afternoon so I could just reheat it at dinner time. At first, I could just taste the vinegar. When I reheated it later, it was perfect. There's a good balance of sweet and tangy."

ahmom User ID: 3426126 105347
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"This was ok."

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