Great Tastes of Manitoba

Slow Cooker Pulled Turkey

| Servings: 10-12

Ingredients

  • 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg) Granny’s turkey thighs and/or drumsticks, bone–in, skin removed
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cup (375 mL) onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) garlic, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) mild paprika
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) sea salt
  • ½ cup (125 mL) cider vinegar
  • 1 can (540 mL) low sodium whole tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) maple syrup
  • 6-8 buns

Directions

  1. Sautee onion and garlic until brown.
  2. Add both types of paprika, cloves, pepper, bay leaf, salt, cider vinegar and maple syrup. Bring to a simmer.
  3. Drain tomatoes, remove seeds and puree in a food processor. Add to the frying pan.
  4. Place turkey into slow cooker then add all ingredients from skillet and mix well.
  5. Place lid on slow cooker then cook on low setting for 6 hours.
  6. Let cool, then skim fat off surface.
  7. Remove the turkey pieces from the slow cooker and “pull” the cooked meat off the bones by using two forks to shred it. Discard the bones.
  8. Mix the meat back in with the sauce and re-warm before serving.
  9. Serve on a bun.

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