BBQ Pulled Turkey Sliders

Culinary Setting
Meal Type
Main Course, Entrée, Sandwich, Wrap
4 HR

About this Dish

Feeding a crowd? These tangy BBQ Pulled Turkey Sliders packed with lean protein are enough to feed the hungriest bunch. Cook it on the grill or indoors – just make sure to have plenty of napkins to wipe up that finger lickin’ good sauce.

Cooking Style
Boneless Breast
Dish Type


3 8-10 lb Turkey breasts

¼ c Salt

3 tbsp Pepper

2 tbsp Garlic powder

1 tsp Smoked paprika

1 tsp Cumin

Slider Rolls

Vinegar Hot Sauce

1.5 qt Yield

1 qt Water

To Taste Salt

½ Pint Apple cider vinegar

¾ c Hot sauce

1 tsp Oregano, leaf

1 tbsp Garlic, granulated

3 oz Brown sugar

1 tbsp Black pepper

¼ c Yellow mustard

Carolina Style BBQ Sauce

2 qt Yield


½ c Butter

1 Pint Yellow onion, diced

1 Pint Green bell pepper, chopped

1 c White vinegar

1 c Apple cider vinegar

¼ tbsp Worcestershire sauce

¼ c Brown sugar

½ lb (8 Oz) Honey

½ tbsp Mesquite seasoning

¼ tbsp Cayenne

¼ tbsp Crushed red pepper

½ tbsp Tabasco

To Taste Salt

To Taste White pepper

To Taste Black pepper

¼ c Yellow mustard

1 qt Ketchup


Pulled Turkey Breast

Mix together salt, pepper, garlic powder and cumin to create seasoning rub*. Season the turkey breast, evenly coating the turkey breast with rub.

Sear breast in a skillet (or put it on the grill) and then slow cook the breast until it is fully cooked, reaching 165°F when measured by a meat thermometer.

Shred the meat and mix with vinegar sauce (recipe below). Use the Carolina BBQ sauce (recipe below) as an accompaniment.

Serve with slider rolls.

Vinegar Hot Sauce

Mix all ingredients in sauce pan. Simmer for 2 hours over low heat. Serve warm or room temperature.

Carolina Style BBQ Sauce

In a sauce pan, over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions and peppers and cook until soft. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 2 hours. Blend sauce until smooth.

*Notes: Seasoning rub is a base recipe, may be adjusted for taste. Turkey can be served immediately, or chilled and reheated at a later date. This can also be frozen.