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BBQ Turkey Sandwiches

Not your standard turkey sandwich! Easy from-scratch barbecue sauce and freshly made coleslaw make leftovers simply irresistible.

Serving Size:


Active Time:

25 min. 

Total Time:

25 min. 


  • 3 cups packaged fresh coleslaw mix
  • ½ cup mayonnaise 
  • 3 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. + 2 Tbs. packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbs. molasses
  • 1 Tbs. spicy brown mustard
  • 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups shredded cooked turkey
  • 6 Kaiser rolls, split


  1. In bowl, toss coleslaw mix with mayonnaise, 1 Tbs. vinegar, 1 tsp. sugar, ¼ tsp. salt and ⅛ tsp. pepper until well combined and saucy. Cover and reserve.
  2. In large pot, preferably nonstick, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add tomato sauce, remaining 2 Tbs. sugar, 2 Tbs. vinegar, molasses, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. 
  3. Bring sauce mixture to boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavorful, about 10 minutes. Stir in turkey; heat through, 2-3 minutes. Fill buns with turkey and reserved coleslaw and serve immediately.

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