Barbecue Turkey Cole Slaw Sandwiches

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by PaulaG

I grew up in the deep south. From a very young age I began eating barbecue sandwiches with slaw. This is a lighter version using turkey. The recipe says you can sub 1 pound of country breakfast pork chops ground in the food processor; but I have never done that. This recipe comes from Southern Living Low-Fat Recipes, January 1997.

Top Review by sugarpea

REALLY good sandwich, Paula. I've never had a barbecue with cole slaw so I didn't really know what to expect. But your recipe sounded so healthy and complete I wanted to be brave :) and give it a try. It was absolutely delicious. Only changes I made were to add a bit of salt and use 1/2 yogurt and 1/2 lowfat mayo. This is going to be a repeat./

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Over medium heat, cook turkey and onion in a nonstick skillet until browned, stirring until turkey crumbles, drain.
  2. Add the tomato sauce and next 5 ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Split and lightly toast the hamburger buns.
  5. Combine the cabbage and next 5 ingredients in a bowl.
  6. Spoon the turkey mixture on to the bottom halves of the toasted buns; top with slaw mixture and top halves of buns.
  7. Serve immediately with baked beans and crisp vegetable sticks.

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