Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Similar to pork barbecue, this recipe is particularly easy because it starts with leftover turkey. Think of this as a "turkey joe." This recipe was posted on the TOH bulletin board by homesweethome. I believe she found it on

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Melt the butter, then add the onions and saute until softened.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients except the turkey and buns to the pan. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer about 30 minutes. Taste for seasoning.
  3. Place the turkey in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add enough of the sauce to generously moisten the meat, but not enough to make it soupy. (Extra sauce may be refrigerated for several days or frozen for later use.) Cover and cook until the turkey is hot, about 10 minutes.
  4. Serve hot on hamburger buns.
Most Helpful

This is just brilliant! A wonderful way to use up leftover chicken an so nice that you make the sauce rather than use shop bought. The sauce is just phenomenal! I think I'll be making it on its own and bottling it for adding to meals, it's honestly that good!

anniesnomsblog October 03, 2016

Lorraine, this recipe is great! It's got just the right tang to make this a top quality BBQ sauce for any type of meat. I added about 1/2 tsp. salt as per your suggestion in step 2. I had about one cup of sauce left that I froze for later use and I hope no one finds it before I need it! Made for the Clever Cockies team on the Aus/NZ swap game '08.

DuChick March 16, 2008

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