Hey! Who's up for more Thanksgiving leftovers?! ME! Well, I actually made this about a month ago. (All that baking and posting about that STILL has me about a month behind! I'll catch up someday!) I thought it would be a great quick dinner.I found the recipe for BBQ pulled turkey in the crockpot from Family Kitchen. I wound up not really following the recipe at all. I thought that the original recipe was way too thick. I like a bit of extra sauce when we have pulled meat sandwiches. Since turkey is dry, I thought it would really benefit from a more saucy base to simmer in.
Yes, if you look at the photo there is a LOT of extra liquid. I knew that there would be leftovers. I don't know if you've ever experienced this, but cooked meat always soaks up more liquid in the fridge. I wanted to make sure that this dish did not get dry. I was glad for the extra juicy sauce because it prevented the meat from being dry even as reheated leftovers.
Here is my version of the recipe:
Crockpot BBQ pulled Turkey
3 heaping cups of leftover shredded turkey
1 c of BBQ sauce
1 clove of minced garlic
1 small onion, minced
1 T lime juice
1/4 c tomato paste
1/4 c ketchup
1/2 c water or chicken stock
Dump everything in the slow cooker. Simmer on low 2-4 hours. (Note if I had more BBQ sauce I would have used 1 1/2 c and omitted the paste and ketchup, but I only had one cup and had to improvise to get more sauce.) Serve on large hamburger buns. This meat also makes a great addition to quesadillas.