pulled turkey sandwiches (with homemade BBQ sauce) & handcut crispy oven baked fries
Man oh man do I have a winner for you today! Pulled turkey (or chicken, or pork!) with homemade bbq sauce, and the yummiest baked oven fries ever! And you just throw your turkey in the slow cooker to cook...how great is that?
Also, is anyone else ready for it to be Summer again? Or I'd at least like a few more hours of daylight please! I'm hoping to get more meals on the blog in the coming months, so I'm extra eager for Mr. Sun to stick around a bit longer in the afternoons!
My mom and sister are the brains behind this recipe....and all I did was snap the photos! It's one of our favorite meals of late, and is nice and uncomplicated. You pop your turkey in the slow cooker for a few hours, pull it out, shred it, add some bbq sauce (skip the homemade part if it's too fussy for you!), and voila!
This is also a great recipe if you have leftover turkey sitting around! I know it's a bit late for Christmas turkey, but is a nice idea for future turkey dinners! We all love a good old turkey sandwich, but sometimes you want to mix things up a bit...especially if you cook a massive turkey!
p u l l e d t u r k e y w i t h h o m e m a d e b b q s a u c e
serves: approximately 8 people
2 lbs turkey (we used thighs, but breasts would work too)
1/2 onion, sliced
a few stalks of celery
salt and pepper (to taste)
1) Place your turkey, onion, celery and salt and pepper in your slow cooker.
2) Cook on low fo 7-8 hours.
(**Note: all slow cookers cook differently, so check your instructions, and always make sure your turkey is fully cooked before serving!)
3) Remove turkey from the slow cooker, and use two forks to shred the meat.
4) Add 3/4 cup of bbq sauce to the turkey, and mix well.
*we sauteed some onions as well to serve with the pulled turkey!
homemade bbq sauce:
1 1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup apple sauce
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp dried mustard
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup water
1) Combine all of the ingredients into a medium saucepan, and mix well.
2) Bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer for several minutes until the desired consistency is reached. *If you like your bbq sauce thicker, then cook it for a bit longer!
3) Add 3/4 cup to your shredded turkey and serve, and store the rest in the fridge.
c r i s p y o v e n - b a k e d f r i e s
4-5 large baking potatoes
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
salt to taste
pinch of cayenne pepper (if you want a bit of spiciness!)
1) Wash your potatoes, and cut into wedges.
2) Toss potato wedges in oil and spices until fully coated.
3) Place wedges onto a cookie sheet. (I*t's best if they don't touch each other! They'll get crispier that way.)
4) Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 45 minutes. *Cooking time may vary depending on the type of potato you use, and the size of wedges you cut.
**Make sure to check on them frequently, and flip onto their other side about halfway through. You can pierce one or two with a fork to check how done they are.
We've already made this a couple of times this Winter, and made sweet potato fries to serve with it the last time to mix things up a little. So good!
Also...I totally used "handcut" in the title to make fries sound fancier. Ha!