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Turkey BBQ Sandwiches

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"Slow-cook inexpensive turkey legs for a tasty sandwich filling. Serve on hamburger buns. I like to top these with coleslaw."
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8 h 20 m servings 279
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Spray the inside of a slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray, and place the turkey legs into the cooker. In a bowl, mix together the brown sugar, yellow mustard, smoke flavoring, ketchup, cider vinegar, hot pepper sauce, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the mixture over the turkey legs.
  2. Cover the cooker, set to Low, and cook 8 to 10 hours. Remove the turkey legs from the cooker, separate meat from bones and tendons, and shred the meat; return the meat to the sauce for serving.


  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 279 calories; 6.9 20.3 32.7 131 779 Full nutrition

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I was looking for a great recipe to use up a ton of turkey legs we had in the freezer and I'm so glad I found this one! So easy to make and we loved this sauce. It's definitely got a bit of ta...

Good recipe to start, although I found the first batch to be a little bland and too, for the second batch, I added a few things to make it a great one! I used a variety of mustard...

This recipe inspired me. I'd never thought about bbq'd turkey legs. The legs are so economical and tasty. I made the sauce as written but ended up tweaking it for personal taste. Thanks for ...

The sauce is really good. It was very thick, but cooked down with the turkey. I really enjoy the smokiness/heat of the sauce. It's not overly sweet like some BBQ sauces. I would make this again!

I use breasts instead of legs, add a can of black beans and a package of frozen corn, and serve in tortillas. Delicious!

incredibly easy. be prepared to have some tendons and such if you use legs. i used 4 legs and 2 thighs and doubled the sauce. very tasty.

Excellent recipe for turkey lovers, and something really different than roasted turkey. I’ve been cooking turkey thighs this way for a few years now, always a big hit with my family.

This was delicious. I will definitely make it again tweeting it here and there. I had forgotten to take the skin off before putting in the slow cooker because the legs were still partially froze...

8/18/15 My rating is based on the taste of the sauce alone!! I may never buy BBQ sauce again the taste of it is so delicious. I have the turkey and sauce in the slow cooker now and the time ca...