Turkey is everywhere. Turkey sandwiches. Turkey soup. Turkey eggrolls. Turkey in my oatmeal. There is a lot of turkey goin' on 'round here. Tonight I took some of the turkey and transformed it into fall off the bone shredded brown sugary BBQ sweetness. Oh yes, I did.
BBQ shredded turkey is so delicious. You can stuff into a tortilla of between two slices of crusty bread topped with pickled red onions and apple cider vinegar coleslaw. My favorite thing about this recipe is that you can put it together in the pot and let it sit for 3-4 hours without doing anything.
The key to this recipe is to have homemade BBQ sauce on hand so you can be super lazy and watch the meat shred itself in a pot of sauce. Mmmm. Oh and I did I mention that I add carrots and onions to my shredded meat? Mmmm...Keep reading to get the BBQ sauce recipe.
Once you have made the recipe, add it to 3 cups shredded turkey, 1 diced, sauteed onion and a diced carrot.
Kansas City BBQ Sauce
I make a Kansas City-style barbecue sauce because it is smoky and subtly sweet.
Slow-Roasted BBQ Turkey
Once you have made the BBQ sauce, let it chill in the refrigerator while you prep the rest of the ingredients. Chop the carrots, saute the onion in a dab of olive oil and shred the turkey. The key is to really pull apart the turkey from itself and the bones. Use a combination of breast, thigh and wing meat for a developed flavor.
1. Saute the onion in a dab of olive oil. Add the carrots. Cook for 5 minutes.
2. Add the turkey and the BBQ sauce. Cook on low for 2-5 hours.
Serve as you wish. Or freeze for another day...which you won't because once you have one, it'll disappear before it can freeze.