Turkey BBQ Recipe
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Turkey BBQ Recipe

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I originally got this recipe from my daughter-in-law, who likes to cook healthy meals. I just added my Texas touch to give the chunky turkey sandwiches some zip. I serve them a cranberry salad. —Arlene Anderson of San Antonio, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup picante sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 4 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 8 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 295 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 758mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 3 lean meat.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the celery, onion and green pepper in oil for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Stir in the brown sugar, ketchup, picante sauce, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, salt, pepper and pepper sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes. Add turkey; simmer 10 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve in buns. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Barbecue in Light & Tasty February/March 2005, p29

Blush Wine

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

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scubacas 227519
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

"Super easy to make and flavorful"

ejt325 144207
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"This was good, quick and easy."

justmbeth 144204
Reviewed May. 24, 2012

"Great use of leftover turkey! We only had enough turkey for 1/2 recipe, but my husband started prepping for the whole recipe. Therefore, we ended up using a mix of half turkey and half chicken. Turned out great!"

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