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Turkey, Pulled -BBQ Pork Substitute Recipe

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This recipe for Turkey, Pulled -BBQ Pork Substitute, by , is from The Marley Family Cookbook #2, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Pierre LaMontagne


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large yellow onion, sliced
3/4 cup shredded carrots
1 red bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 tablespoon white pepper
6 turkey drumsticks, skin removed
3 (~14 oz) cans chicken broth
6 whole wheat pitas

Dipping Sauce:
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup spicy mustard
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Dipping Sauce:
In a medium bowl, mix all the dipping sauce ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour so that the flavors meld.
Bring to room temperature before tossing the turkey in the sauce.

Heat the olive oil in a 10-inch nonstick Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots and bell pepper; saute until soft, about 2 minutes.
Add the garlic; stir until well mixed.
Add the cayenne, cumin, paprika, chili powder, oregano, and white pepper; saute for 1 minute.
Add the turkey legs and stir at least 30 seconds so that the legs are completely coated in the spices.
Cover with the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and cover. Cook for 4 hours or until the meat is tender and separates easily from the bone.
Shred the turkey drumsticks then toss the meat with the dipping sauce.
Stuff the pitas with the turkey mixture.
Serve immediately.

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Prep Time: 1 hr Cook Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a good tasting low-cal & low-fat. substitute for a traditional pulled pork recipe.
Even if you're not real fond of turkey, you should try this recipe.




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