Cranberry BBQ Sauce Turkey Sliders

  • prep time25 min
  • total time 35 min
  • serves 6

You can use leftover turkey to make these delicious sliders, complete with a smoky sweet BBQ sauce.

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Directions for: Cranberry BBQ Sauce Turkey Sliders


Celery Apple Slaw

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp olive oil

¼ tsp kosher salt

¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

2 celery ribs, thinly sliced

1 Granny Smith apple, cored but not peeled, cut into 2-inch matchsticks

Cranberry BBQ Sliders

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 large shallot, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

½ cup Cranberry Sauce, recipe follows

¼ cup ketchup

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tsp Dijon mustard

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp kosher salt

¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

3 cups shredded turkey

12 sweet dinner rolls

Cranberry Sauce

1 (1-lb) bag fresh or frozen cranberries

½ cup maple syrup

1 stick cinnamon

1 orange, zested and juiced


Celery Apple Slaw

1. Whisk together the vinegar, mustard, oil, celery, apples, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Set aside while you make the sliders.

Cranberry BBQ Sliders

1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the cranberry sauce, ketchup, vinegar, Dijon, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and carefully pour the sauce into a food processor or blender and process until smooth.

2. Place the turkey into a large bowl and pour the sauce over the turkey, stirring to coat evenly with the sauce. To serve, spoon a 1/4 cup of the turkey onto the bottom half of the rolls, garnish with 2 tablespoons of the slaw and top with the top half of the roll.

Cranberry Sauce

1. Combine the cranberries, maple syrup cinnamon, orange zest and orange juice in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Turn the burner off. Using the back of your spoon, lightly mash the cranberries to desired consistency. Chill until ready to serve.

See more: Turkey, Appetizer, Dinner, Thanksgiving, Berries, Christmas, Fruit


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