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Tangy BBQ Sandwich

bbq-sandwich Photo: James Carrier; Styling: Shaz Arasnia


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 large (about 2 cups) thinly sliced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 cups (about 1 pound) leftover chopped cooked turkey breast
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 (1 1/2-ounce) Kaiser rolls or hamburger buns, split and warmed
  • Dill pickles (optional)
  • Hot sauce (optional)


1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and sprinkle with salt; cook, stirring frequently, until soft (about 7-9 minutes). Add vinegar, barbecue sauce, and 1/2 cup water; simmer 5 minutes. Add turkey to sauce mixture, and stir until thoroughly heated (about 3-5 minutes). Add pepper, taste, and season with additional salt, if needed.

2. Arrange turkey evenly on bottom halves of buns; top each portion with additional sauce. Cover with bun tops; serve with pickles and hot sauce, if desired.

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  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 370
Fat per serving: 9g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 3g
Protein per serving: 34g
Carbohydrate per serving: 36g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 76mg
Iron per serving: 4mg
Sodium per serving: 640mg
Calcium per serving: 89mg

Good to Know

Instead of serving with a hamburger bun or kaiser roll, serve with a multi-grain bun, which is a good source of fiber. Fiber helps to aid digestion.