Dinner #1 of the 12 Dinners of Christmas -- Barbecued Turkey Sandwiches

You have had just about all the turkey you can eat. But wait. One more recipe to use up the last of the turkey in your refrigerator.

Pulled Pork is a favorite dinner at our house. I decided to make a version of Pulled Pork using our leftover Thanksgiving turkey that we cooked on the Weber grill. Barbecued Turkey Sandwiches are quick to make and appeal to everyone in our family.

I paired the sandwiches with a Fennel, Celery and Apple Slaw instead of the traditional cole slaw I make to serve with Pulled Pork. The super crunch of the celery and fennel make a nice contrast to the soft roll and sweet and spicy turkey.

You may be making another turkey soon so you can use the leftovers for Barbecued Turkey Sandwiches.

Barbecued Turkey Sandwiches

Serves 4

4 cups of cooked and shredded turkey
3/4 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce - I use Sweet Baby Ray's
4 soft sandwich rolls, sliced

for the Fennel, Celery, and Apple Slaw

1 fennel bulb, sliced thin
1 medium apple, sliced thin
2 celery stalks, sliced thin
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
big pinch of salt
big pinch of pepper

Combine turkey and barbecue sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until heated through, about 3 to 5 minutes.

To make the slaw, in a large bowl, combine fennel, apple, and celery. In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss dressing with the fennel mixture.

To make the sandwiches, divide the barbecued turkey among the rolls and top with a heaping scoop of the slaw. Place top bun on slaw and enjoy!

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Robin Sue said...

Hey I am excited to see these 12 easy meals! This is a great idea as I need some easies to get me through the month, Thanks!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I am loving the 12 dinners of christmas. I made your enchiladas tonight and posted them. They were great! Thanks!

Jenny said...

I'm wishing that I had some leftover turkey to make this with. We sent it all home with our company. Looking forward to the other 11 dinners of Christmas!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

These are my kind of Thanksgiving leftover dishes. I like the sandwich and I really like the sound of the relish to go with it!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE pulled pork - that would have been a good idea for my leftovers, made it here too late as we are all done with turkey.

MaryBeth said...

WOW... this looks so good.

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

The pairing of the apples in the slaw with the turkey sounds like a winner. Thanks for the sanity saver dinner ideas.

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Joie de vivre said...

The 12 dinners of Christmas is such a fun idea. I was planning out dinners from now until Christmas and pulled pork sandwiches was on the menu. Your fennel, celery, and apple slaw looks like a yummy topping.

Patsyk said...

I love simple meals like this! If only I had some turkey to make them with...

Esi said...

I think the slaw makes the sandwich. It's so fresh looking!

caitlin said...

I love your blog.... I kinda just stumbled on it. I made the bbq Turkey sandwiches with the apple slaw, but used Chicken instead it is so good. Thank you for sharing.