Turkey Barbeque - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Turkey Barbeque

Servings:6Serving Size:1 regular sandwich or 2 sliders
Turkey barbeque

Up you BBQ sandwich game with this lighter version using ground turkey. Serve with Fall Slaw.


  • 1 pound ground turkey (can use beef)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 (12 count) package whole-wheat slider buns


  1. In large skillet, over medium heat, cook ground turkey, oil and onion 10 minutes or until turkey is done.
  2. Drain off any liquids.
  3. Stir in ketchup, water, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and chili powder.
  4. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  5. Serve on whole-wheat slider buns.

Make it a Meal

  • Turkey Barbeque
  • Oven roasted potatoes
  • Cole slaw
  • Yogurt parfait
  • Iced tea
Source: Elizabeth Buckner, Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service


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Nutrition facts per serving: 200 calories; 9 g total fat; 2.5 g saturated fat; 0 g trans fat; 60 mg cholesterol; 360 mg sodium; 15 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 15 g protein; 6% Daily Value of vitamin A; 8% Daily Value of vitamin C; 2% Daily Value of calcium; 2% Daily Value of iron