The Crunchy Turkey Sandwich Blues

What in Sam's Heck is a crunchy turkey sandwich? It's a delicious mix of browned ground turkey and coleslaw in a warm pita bread shell. Ummmm, it's so simple and so good.

If your finicky family is like mine they resist vegetables every chance they get. This recipe is one of my many ways of sneaking veggies into their food. I've been disguising it very well lately. The kids are almost done eating before they realize they've been hoodwinked and bamboozled!

Yes, yes, I know it may be wrong to deceive my kiddies this way. But they avoid vegetables like I avoid telemarketers. And unless you just love talking to telemarketers you know what I'm talking about, right?

Well, here's a nice sandwich to introduce to your family. They may resist at first, but one bite and they'll be sold.

You can even heat it up a little with some hot sauce. We usually dab on a little Franks Red Hot Pepper Sauce and crunch away!


3 slices bacon, chopped

1 pound ground turkey

1 small onion, chopped

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

4 cups fresh coleslaw mix

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon water

6 pita pocket halves


Brown bacon in large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove bacon, set aside. Place ground turkey and onions in skillet. Break up ground turkey. Cook until turkey is completely done and onions are translucent; about 5-8 minutes. Drain liquid off meat.

Add salt, pepper and coleslaw. Stir to mix well then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook for 10-13 minutes or until cabbage is tender.

While the cabbage and turkey cook, mix the remaining ingredients together in a small bowl. Be sure to stir the mixture well. Try to remove all lumps and bumps. Stir the mixture into the turkey and cabbage. Cook until heated all the way through, spoon mixture into warm pita halves and serve!

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