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Italian Turkey Sandwiches

I hope you enjoy these tasty turkey sandwiches as much as our family does. The recipe makes plenty, so it's great for potlucks. Plus, the leftovers are just as good. —Carol Riley, Ossian, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
  • Makes
    12 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (6 pounds), skin removed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano or Italian seasoning
  • 4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 12 kaiser or hard rolls, split

Directions

  • Place turkey breast in a greased 5-qt. slow cooker. Add onion and green pepper.
  • Combine the chili sauce, vinegar, oregano and bouillon; pour over turkey and vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until turkey is tender.
  • Shred turkey with 2 forks and return to the slow cooker; heat through. Spoon 1/2 cup onto each roll.
    Freeze option: Place cooled meat and juice mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring and adding a little water if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 374 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 118mg cholesterol, 724mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 49g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 6 lean meat, 2 starch.

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  • rwippel
    Apr 23, 2017

    I was skeptical about slow cooked pulled turkey breast, but these sandwiches were great. Also you can freeze the leftovers for later!

  • justmbeth
    Jan 17, 2017

    Made this to go along with soup night. Very good and came out super tender. I did add a few pepperoncinis as suggested by other reviewers. Next time I may try a Carolina vinegar based BBQ sauce as a topping for the sandwiches.

  • 12Knights4Mari
    Sep 9, 2015

    I was disappointed that the turkey was not as flavorful as expected. I put it in the freezer in the hopes I can reinvent it in some way, but I really don't have any idea how. I would not make it again as written.

  • sd20
    Jul 5, 2015

    Very very good!

  • mikekreush
    Jun 20, 2015

    I love slow cooker recipies. This one was a big hit with my family. I will definitely have to make this again.

  • lmmanda
    May 25, 2015

    Absolutely delicious! I had a boneless turkey breast that was 3 lbs so I cut all ingredients in half and cooked on low fo 3 hours in my 4 quart crockpot. The meat turned out perfect. My family has already requested that I make it again.

  • Grammy Debbie
    Nov 4, 2014

    My husband and family loved these sandwiches. Wonderful flavor, hearty sandwich filling, moist turkey--overall a real winner. I served the shredded turkey with my homemade hamburger buns and we had a feast!

  • eslaby
    Oct 10, 2014

    It was good, cooked mine for 10 hours since I couldn't make it home earlier, it turned out fine, needed a little more flavor, made 6 sandwiches and enough to send home with my son for a few days!

  • wrenjen523
    Mar 23, 2014

    I agree with the other reviews. Delicious. Used potato dinner rolls instead of the kaiser rolls, and I really enjoyed it. It was perfect for brunch. I didn't add anything but used a frozen bone in turkey breast so cooked for 10 hours instead of 5. I added the sauce and then strained off the extra by shredding the turkey right into a colander.

  • kengrants
    Jun 4, 2013

    So yummy & flavorful. I used boneless/skinless chicken breast instead of the turkey & I added a can of Italian diced tomatoes. Delicious. I also agree with the other comments... really good with peperoncini's.