BBQ Sauce for Turkey Sliders

Once Thanksgiving dinner is over, I want to just get away from the softer texture and sage-y flavors of a classic turkey .

This BBQ sauce is a fabulous way to use up the meat, especially the dark legs and thighs. It is truly a simple thing to do, even when you come home after a long day working or shopping. Grab your favorite gluten-free bun like these from Rudis, shred some turkey  into this sauce. Heat till warm and enjoy.

After all, you’ve been cooking for days!

BBQ sauce-Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Corn-Free
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A simple to make barbecue sauce without sugar, gluten or corn.
  • 100 grams ½ of a 3 oz.jar of organic tomato paste
  • 30 grams 1 tablespoon tamarind paste
  • 175 grams 2 tablespoons gluten-free tamari sauce
  • 200 grams ½ cup apple juice concentrate
  • 25 grams 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 12 grams 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca flour or organic cornstarch
  1. In a small pot over medium heat, combine all ingredients.
  2. Cook till small bubbles form around the perimeter of the pot, stirring to keep the bottom from scorching.
  3. Let cool and use liberally on any food you wish.
  4. The sauce will keep in the fridge for a month.
  5. I mix it up with the spicing occasionally by adding fresh garlic or a bit of smoked paprika.

For other Thanksgiving leftover ideas try these out:

Turkey soup with Dumplings

Turkey and Rice soup– just sub in turkey for the chicken

Pear and Cranberry Tart can use up that last bit of cranberry sauce


And from some of my friends:

Orange-Cranberry Smoothie– just make sure to use gluten-free oats

Baked Turkey Croquettes

Seared Turnips with Leftover Vegetable Stir-fry

Eggnog Gelato and Cranberry Gelato 

Turkey in Red Curry with Bok Choy and Sweet Potato