Mom's Barbeque Style Turkey Recipe -
Mom's Barbeque Style Turkey Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Mom's Barbeque Style Turkey

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"This is a great way to use that leftover turkey after the holidays. It's even better the next day. My mother handed this down, and it has always been a family favorite. We usually have this barbeque on a roll."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Place onion, celery, and green pepper in the skillet, and cook 5 minutes. Mix in the ketchup, brown sugar, chili powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt. Cook over low heat until bubbly. Stir in the turkey, cover, and simmer 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 29, 2007

THIS ROCKED!! What a refreshing change for leftover turkey. By about the 3rd day of leftover turkey, you want something that doesn't taste like turkey and this is it. I served it over leftover hot dog buns that I buttered and turned into garlic bread. It tasted tangy and a good BBQ flavor. My husband LOVED it and wants to make another batch with the rest of the leftover turkey to freeze for another time. I will cook this anytime I have leftover turkey!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 05, 2007

A lot tastier than I expected it to be, but it was pretty dry.


24 Ratings

Mar 09, 2006

Great idea for leftover turkey, an easy meal indeed! I like my bbq meat really saucy, so I needed to double the sauce part in order to get the desired consistency. I also added a splash of red wind vinegar and some thyme and sage (always a must w/turkey).

Jul 30, 2006

This was surprisingly tasty. I made a few minor tweeks and doubled the sauce, reduced the worcestershire to half of what it calls for and added 3/4 cup of vinegar for some tang. Very good with these least to my taste.

Feb 23, 2010

This was awesome! A great way to use leftover turkey without feeling like you're eating leftovers. I added a couple tablespoons of red wine vinegar because I love the flavour it adds to barbeque sauce. I served them in whole wheat pitas with spinach and some grated cheese. Thanks for the recipe, Katie.

Feb 11, 2005

This seemed almost like BBQ shredded beef. Good flavor.

Jan 10, 2011

This was pretty good. The sauce had a nice flavor. The only thing I changed was no celery and I added about 1/4 cup water. I would have liked more sauce for the 4 cups turkey though.

Nov 23, 2010

I used red bell pepper -- but otherwise did not change a thing. We really liked it -- maybe I'll try it with ground turkey or beef as a sloppy Joe.


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  • Calories
  • 307 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 91 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 28.6 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 684 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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