Slow-cooked turkey pulled with barbecue sauce and served as a sandwich alongside baked fries is a simple winter meal with big flavor.
By Kelsey Siemens
Pulled turkey (or chicken, or pork!) with homemade bbq sauce, and the yummiest baked oven fries ever! And you just throw your turkey in the crockpot to cook…how great is that?
My mom and sister are the brains behind this recipe….and all I did was snap the photos! It’s one of our favorite meals of late, and is nice and uncomplicated. You pop your turkey in the slow cooker for a few hours, pull it out, shred it, add some bbq sauce (skip the homemade part if it’s too fussy for you!), and voila!
This is also a great recipe if you have leftover turkey sitting around! I know it’s a bit late for Christmas turkey, but is a nice idea for future turkey dinners! We all love a good old turkey sandwich, but sometimes you want to mix things up a bit…especially if you cook a massive turkey!
- 2 lbs turkey
- ½ onion, sliced
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- 1¼ cup ketchup
- ¼ tbsp molasses
- ¼ cup apple sauce
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp ground mustard
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp dried mustard
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ cup water
- 4-5 large baking potatoes
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- salt to taste
- pinch of cayenne pepper (if you want a bit of spiciness!)
- Place your turkey, onion, celery and salt and pepper in your slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 7-8 hours.(**Note: all slow cookers cook differently, so check your instructions, and always make sure your turkey is fully cooked before serving!)
- Remove turkey from the slow cooker, and use two forks to shred the meat.
- Add 1 cup of bbq sauce to the turkey, and mix well. *we sautéed some onions as well to serve with the pulled turkey
- Combine all of the ingredients into a medium saucepan, and mix well.
- Bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer for several minutes until the desired consistency is reached. *If you like your bbq sauce thicker, then cook it for a bit longer!
- Add 1 cup to your shredded turkey and serve, and store the rest in the fridge.
- Wash your potatoes, and cut into wedges.
- Toss potato wedges in oil and spices until fully coated.
- Place wedges onto a cookie sheet. (I*t's best if they don't touch each other! They'll get crispier that way.)
- Bake at 400F degrees for approximately 45 minutes. *Cooking time may vary depending on the type of potato you use, and the size of wedges you cut. **Make sure to check on them frequently, and flip onto their other side about halfway through. You can pierce one or two with a fork to check how done they are.