Try turkey for your next summer cookout – pulled turkey sliders are a perfect make-ahead meal that everyone loves.
This post is sponsored by the National Turkey Federation, but my love for turkey is all my own!
Summer barbecue season is in full swing, and no doubt your grill has seen its fair share of burgers, dogs, and chicken breasts already. If you’re thinking about more of the same for your cookout – hold on there! Let’s talk turkey instead! Sure, it’s great for sandwiches or Thanksgiving, but turkey’s assorted cuts (think breast, thighs, wings, and even sausages) also work for summer holidays (or weeknights) too.
While I do love grilled food during the summer, sometimes it’s just a little more work and worry (does that chicken look pink to you?) for a summer cookout. I’d rather spend time in the pool, or on the patio, or with my guests, instead of at the grill. Can you relate? Then you’re gonna love this Crockpot Turkey Sliders recipe. The barbecue sauce is my “cheaters” version – my favorite bottled brand doctored up with some chopped onion, fresh, seasonal, sweet peaches and a spoonful of chipotle peppers. Shhh. Don’t tell!
I love doing barbecue in the crockpot because:
1) It’s super easy:
2) you do the work the day before, so come party time, guests can serve themselves, when and how they like, and
3) it’s healthy, homemade and creative food (just try to say that about a burger or hot dog) that everyone will crave!
You already know that turkey is a delicious and healthy choice for lunch, so why not get a little creative in the kitchen and try it for dinner too? All cuts of turkey are naturally low in fat, and full of high-energy protein to keep you feeling full longer, and satisfy your appetite, whether it’s a summer cookout or family dinner. Interested in learning more about the nutrition benefits and ways to get creative with Turkey? Check out ServeTurkey’s Facebook page.
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Here’s a summer secret – turkey LOVES barbecue sauce. It literally drinks it in, and the meat becomes so full of flavor – it’s like they were just made for each other!
I really love to serve these sweet and spicy turkey sliders with a cool, crunchy and creamy slaw. I make this one with Greek yogurt instead of mayo. Because tang. And total taste bud happiness.
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