Tangy BBQ Sandwich ~ The Healthy Way!

Due to the Holiday, I figured I would share with you a healthy BBQ Dish. Who said that eating BBQ food has to be fattening? Ribs, pulled-pork sandwiches, and barbecue chicken can be diet-friendly, too! With a few simple modifications, I have turned your summer favorites into healthy, finger-lickin’ meals. Now you can enjoy your BBQ without worrying about your waistline.

Tangy BBQ Sandwich

Using lean turkey breast instead of pork cuts down on calories, but the tangy barbecue sauce packs plenty of flavor. Serve with a low-cal coleslaw for a complete meal.

Ingredients: Unsalted butter, large onion, kosher salt, cider vinegar, barbecue sauce, water, cooked turkey breast, black pepper, Kaiser rolls, dill pickles, hot sauce

1 tablespoon unsalted butter or “I Can’t Believe Its Not Butter”
1 large (about 2 cups) thinly sliced onion
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 cup water
4 cups (about 1 pound) leftover chopped cooked turkey breast
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 (1 1/2-ounce) Kaiser rolls or hamburger buns, split and warmed
Dill pickles (optional)
Hot sauce (optional)
1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and sprinkle with salt; cook, stirring frequently, until soft (about 7-9 minutes). Add vinegar, barbecue sauce, and 1/2 cup water; simmer 5 minutes. Add turkey to sauce mixture, and stir until thoroughly heated (about 3-5 minutes). Add pepper, taste, and season with additional salt, if needed.

2. Arrange turkey evenly on bottom halves of buns; top each portion with additional sauce. Cover with bun tops; serve with pickles and hot sauce, if desired.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe!! Use this at your next BBQ and Im sure your guests will love the idea of having a healthy option to chose from!

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