Slow Cooker Italian Turkey Recipe -
Slow Cooker Italian Turkey Recipe
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Slow Cooker Italian Turkey

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"This is a very delicious version of Italian beef using turkey. Serve on hard rolls or French bread with onion slices or pepperoncini."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs 20 mins

    8 hrs 35 mins


  1. Dissolve the beef bouillon cubes in 1 quart water, and pour into a slow cooker. Place turkey in slow cooker, adding more water to cover if needed.
  2. Cover, and cook 8 to 10 hours on Low. Two hours before end of cook time, mix the vinegar, onion, green bell pepper, garlic, oregano, and Worcestershire sauce into slow cooker.
  3. Blend the brown gravy mix and water in a small bowl, and stir into the slow cooker, continue cooking 20 minutes.
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  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 21, 2007

I must disagree with the first reviewer of this recipe. I found it quite tasty. Now bear in mind that it is not as good as a real Chicago Italian beef sandwich. It is however a reasonably good healthy substitute. After reading the first review I had really low expectations for the recipe but I pressed on as I adore Italian beef sandwhiches and longed for a substitute that would fit in with the healthy lifestyle that I've adopted since I left Chicago for LA. As the first reviewer noted it smelled great as it cooked. I left it slow cook for a little more than 10 hours (not much like 10 hours and 15 minutes) and it was very nicely tender and the flavors of the other ingrediants had penetrated nicely into the meat. I tasted it right out of the cooker and I definitely did not feel like it was bland. My plan was to eat these sandwiches for lunch this week so I packed up a container of the meat (with peppers, onions and juice), a whole wheat French role, and, yes, a container of cheddar cheese and hot peppers. I reheated the meat at lunch, put it the French role and covered the meat with the Cheddar and hot peppers - just like Portillos - and took a bite. I thought it was great. I will definitely use the other half of the Turkey breast to cook this recipe again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 24, 2006

This smelled really good while cooking, but was surprisingly bland. My husband added some cheese to his sandwich (melted/nuked briefly in the microwave) to try to punch it up a bit, but ended up not even finishing. There would have to be some major tweaking to make this work.


14 Ratings

Jul 28, 2008

This is a great recipe! If you think this is bland or pasty, then I might suggest checking your cooking times and/or crock pot settings. In our crock pot, this comes out moist with the consistency of actual italian beef. Melt a little bit of mozzarella on a hoagie and you have a very healthy alternative to the real deal. Excellent!

Jun 28, 2007

I thought this recipe was really good. A great way to use turkey breasts. The meat was so tender, moist and flavorful. I prepared it exactly as the recipe stated and put it on an italian roll with shredded cheese. I've been eating the leftovers all week for lunch. A little turkey goes a long way with this recipe.

Jan 14, 2008

Our family has been trying some healthier alternatives for dinners and this one is a keeper. My husband is really picky and he raved about this. I did add one tablespoon extra of worsteshire sauce and used red onion. Other people have said this recipe was bland but we did not find this to be the case. Will make this again for sure.

Mar 05, 2008

Cooked x 8 hrs - smelled great, but had no flavor & had a pasty texture.

Oct 01, 2007

This was OK - a little bland, but not bad. Next time I'll put in a little more oregano and worshire to punch up the flavor some.

Sep 05, 2008

This was awesome and so easy!! My kids even liked it.


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  • Calories
  • 117 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 20.1 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 813 mg
  • 33%

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

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