Slow Cooker Pulled Turkey Sandwiches

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 6 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 6 hr
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings plus leftovers (8 cups pulled turkey)
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Ingredients

1 small red onion, chopped

4 turkey thighs (about 4 pounds)

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup ketchup

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

2 tablespoons yellow mustard

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Serving suggestions: seeded hamburger buns, pickle slices, prepared coleslaw

Directions

  1. Spread the onions in the bottom of a 6- to 8-quart slow cooker. Rub the turkey thighs with the chili powder, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and place over the onions. Stir together the ketchup, sugar and mustard and pour over the turkey. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours. The turkey should be very tender with the meat falling off the bones. 
  2. Uncover and stir. Let cool for 10 minutes. Using two forks, shred the turkey meat, discarding the bones. Stir in the vinegar and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve on hamburger buns with pickles and/or coleslaw if desired.

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