Whether it’s summertime and you’re trying to avoid heating up the house — or it’s winter and you could use a warm meal of comforting food — this pulled turkey recipe fits the bill. And, even better, this traditional-feeling turkey is done so simply in the slow cooker.
Of course, a big part of turkey is the leftovers and this recipe delivers. Once you shred the meat, it works well in tacos and salads. This pulled turkey recipe is tasty, simple, and a perfect way to up your culinary skills with ease. So welcome the fall and those back-to-school days with some slow cooker turkey!
Slow Cooker Apple Barbecue Pulled Turkey
A big part of turkey is the leftovers and this recipe delivers. Once you shred the meat, it works well in tacos and salads.
- 1 organic turkey leg/breast combination
- 1 can tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon date paste
- 5 small apples cored
- 1 large red onion quartered
- 2 small shallots
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Pink Himalayan sea salt
- Fresh ground black pepper
Put turkey meat on a dish.
Add tomato paste and date paste to saucepan, mixing well and heating slowly to create barbecue sauce.
Once combined, use a spoon or brush to coat the top of your turkey with the sauce. Save the remaining sauce.
Place apples, shallots, and onions in slow cooker.
Add meat on top and apply salt and pepper.
Break cinnamon stick and place on barbecue covered turkey.
Set for 10 hours on low. Do not add water.
When done, mash apple, shallot, and onion with hand masher after removing liquid.
Using a fork, shred the turkey and mix with the mash. Add additional barbecue sauce if desired.